Ramban: Motor Vehicle Department, Ramban Saturday recovered Rs 8500 fine from vehicle operators for violating rules of MV Act and Covid protocols.
The department has challaned 50 vehicles in the last one week on different routes of the district.
An enforcement team led by Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Shafqat Majid, conducted a massive checking drive and seized two vehicles and booked others under Motor Vehicles Act in Banihal and Khari area.
The team also realized a fine of Rs. 8500 from violators for overloading, overcharging and violation for various extant rules of Motor Vehicles Act.
The enforcement team urged private transporters to adhere to 50% restriction on authorized seating capacity as per the COVID-19 safety protocol.
According to the ARTO total 50 vehicles were fined, 5 were seized on different routes in the district during the current week. 20 vehicles mostly of Sumo and Tavera were fined for indulging in overloading/overcharging especially for not implementing Covid protocols, whereas three wheelers were also booked for violating route permit.
The ARTO directed drivers and conductors to get themselves tested frequently besides taking vaccination doses to avoid Covid infection and not allow unmasked people in their vehicles.