KAKKANAD: Around 310 vehicles, including 110 private buses, were booked for flouting traffic rules in a surprise drive conducted by Transport Commissioner R Sreelekha in the city on Saturday.
The commissioner, along with deputy transport commissioner E S James, RTO B J Antony and Enforcement RTO Abdul Navas started the drive at around 7.30 am at Kumbalam National highway near Aroor. The violations included over-loading, driving without licence, door tied with ropes, over-taking, driving without seatbelt and overspeeding . Besides, the department also conducted drives in other parts of the city, including Aluva, Container road, Aroor and Vyttila. As many as 39 officials were divided into 13 squads to conduct the enforcement.
The drive also witnessed an immediate action by transport commissioner when a private bus overtook a KSRTC bus. The commissioner immediately stopped the vehicle and issued a direction to RTO B J Antony to suspend the person’s driving licence. Meanwhile, she also nabbed a locked carriage vehicle for carrying passengers. “I joined the enforcement order to inspire the departmental officials,” said R Sreelekha. She ordered the Dy Transport Commissioner and the RTOs to strengthen the enforcement in the coming days.