The Supreme Court’s ban on use of sun films on the windscreens and windows of four-wheelers has turned to be a major source of income for the State exchequer.
The police and the Motor Vehicle Department have been on a drive to implement the April 27 directive of the apex court, although many motorists have removed it voluntarily.
Till May 31 this year, 2,54,218 cases were registered in the State by officials of the two departments. Minister for Home and Vigilance Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan informed the Assembly on Wednesday that Rs.2,59,54,100 was collected as penalty from erring motorists.
June 17 was the last date set by the State Transport Commissioner to remove sun films from vehicles, except two-wheelers. The Transport Commissioner has warned that the registration of erring vehicles will be suspended initially and cancelled later if the sun film is not removed.