Transport,Traffic Deptts gear up to implement SC directives
BAN ON TINTED GLASSES
Jammu, May 5: After being pulled up by the State High Court, Transport and Traffic departments in Jammu and Kashmir have geared up to implement directives issued by the Supreme Court of India, banning use of tinted glasses on motor-vehicles.
Sources said that Traffic and Executive police will jointly organise special drives across the state from Monday to ensure removal of tinted glasses from the vehicles.
“We will strictly implement the court directions”, IGP Traffic Hemant Kumar Lohia told Greater Kashmir adding, “Special teams of traffic and district police will be constituted across the state from Monday to ensure that the persons using tinted glasses are fined”.
Action against defaulters and awareness drive will go side by side, he said. However, he added that the VIPs will be allowed to use the tinted glasses on their vehicles for security reasons.
Pertinently, the Supreme Court of India has put up blanket ban on use of the tinted films. Taking serious note on alarming rise in heinous crimes like kidnapping, sexual assault on women and dacoity, the court has prohibited the use of black films of any VLT percentage or any other material upon the safety glasses, wind screens (front and rear) and side glasses of all vehicles throughout the country.
The state transport department is also holding a high level meeting in Srinagar on Monday to decide on the course of action in this regard. “The department will direct the law enforcement agencies (Transport department, Traffic Police, and Police) to check the violation”¸ Transport Commissioner Mehraz Ahmad Kakroo said adding that the matter would be discussed in a meeting in Srinagar on Monday.
According to the Central Motor Vehicle (CMV) Rules, 1989 – adopted in the state - the glasses of windscreen and rear windows of vehicles should have transparency of up to 70 per cent and for side windows it should be at least 50 per cent.
Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday also directed the state government to ensure the implementation of Apex Court directives and file a compliance report in three weeks.
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