30k vehicles penalised so far: SDMC
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.