30k ve­hi­cles pe­nalised so far: SDMC

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

will be stopped down the road?” he asked.

SDMC will also be mak­ing changes in the rules for app-based cabs. An of­fi­cial said that the old sticker-based monthly pay­ments would con­tinue for these cabs, but pay­ments would have to be made through the RFID web­site.

“We have re­ceived thou­sands of ap­pli­ca­tions in which cab driv­ers who have opted for monthly pay­ments want to switch over to trip­based de­duc­tions. There is a lot of con­fu­sion among them,” the of­fi­cial added.

A monthly pass for cabs costs Rs 3,000 and is valid for a cal­en­dar month ir­re­spec­tive of when it is bought. For ex­am­ple, if a cab driver buys a pass on the 15th of a month, he will be able to take un­lim­ited trips for the re­main­ing 15 days only.

“Trip-wise de­duc­tions, which cost Rs 100 for each en­try, are bet­ter for those who make lesser num­ber of trips. After de­lib­er­a­tions with taxi unions, we have de­cided to re­tain the old sys­tem of us­ing holo­graphic stick­ers. How­ever, they will have to be pur­chased at the RFID points of sale,” the of­fi­cial said. New Delhi: The South Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (SDMC) claims to have pe­nalised 30,000 com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles and trucks for not en­rolling in the RFID sys­tem in the past four days.

On Septem­ber13 mid­night, the EPCA had made it manda­tory to in­stall RFID tags on com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles en­ter­ing the city. And as a penalty, it had an­nounced to im­pose dou­ble toll fees on ve­hi­cles without tags or not recharged.

“On day 1, the con­ces­sion­aire faced lots of is­sues due to lack of co­op­er­a­tion from taxi and truck driv­ers. This was de­spite the fact that we al­ready ad­ver­tised about the sys­tem through all plat­forms. Then there were many who had bought the tags but didn’t recharge the ac­count. We were forced to im­pose dou­ble toll fee on 30,000 ve­hi­cles,” said a se­nior SDMC of­fi­cial.

He added that till Tues­day 8 pm, 29,533 peo­ple recharged their ac­counts and of them, 13,141 peo­ple did on­line trans­ac­tions.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.