The drive against black films on cars is in full swing but the Hyderabad Traffic Police seem to be following the apex court order more in letter than in spirit. The very reason that led the court to ban the black films was the rising crime rate in the national capital region.
“Why are they carrying out this drive in broad day light only? Why not at pubs at night?,” questioned a commuter.
When his attention was drawn to this kind of barbs, PVS Ramakrishna, DCP (Traffic), said the drive was in a very early stage and implementation was a very huge task.
“We need not chase those with black windscreens during day time. We can simply stand and catch them. Right now, we are not concentrating on pubs and bars in the night, but that is very well a part of the drive. We are enforcing the drive in the mornings and evenings. We are not doing anything in haste. We have dedicated teams under supervision of officers for dealing with black films.
People have different perceptions and we are trying to clarify things,” he explained. According to him, over 1.5 lakh pamphlets meant to educate commuters have been given away on the first day of the drive on Thursday. “People are responding well and that is a good indication,” he said.
When asked how the HTP can measure transparency of glass windows, he said, “we are going to procure Luxometers/ tintometers to measure the gaze of tint and transparency of window panes. At present, we are in a stage where we are just removing black films from window screens. "The police booked around 10,500 cases since Thursday morning when the drive was launched.