MC to put breaks on 27 unregistered vehicles
The municipal corporation of Ludhiana has decided to stop plying of 27 unregistered vehicles on roads that do not have registration certificates (RC) for the past nearly two decades.
The decision has come in the wake of reports of the 27 different vehicles that were bought by the MC several years back that were running without registration certificates.
The district transport officer (DTO) had also sent the assistant district transport officer ( ADTO) to the MC office to verify the papers of the vehicles.
However, after the officials came to know that these vehicles had not been registered for the past nearly 20 years, they were surprised and told the MC that these could not be plied on roads of the city without a registration certificates.
The matter also came before MC commissioner RK Verma who asked the workshop of the MC to stop plying these vehicles.
Rajinder Singh, executive engineer of the workshop of MC, said, "Most of the vehicles are already not in a state to run. But the rest that are at present plying will be brought to the workshop and kept here only."
He said that when these vehicles were purchased the registration was supposed to be done by the respective wing of the MC. " Now theworkshop purchases the vehicles and registers them. I had asked earlier that registration of all vehicles were necessary but somehow these were not registered," said Singh.
The controversy started when a city resident filed an application under the RTI Act, seeking the number of unregistered vehicles with the MC.
There are a total of three Tata 407, one sky lift, six tippers, two jetting machines, two JCB machines and 13 tractors that do not have RCs.
Most of these vehicles belong to the horticulture wing of the MC and some to the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) wing.
Interestingly, now even these vehicles cannot be put on auction.
On the other hand, if the MC now plans to registers these vehicles the penalty would be more than the cost of the vehicles.