‘Cases would be booked regardless of official and social position’
The police launched a special drive against use of black film tints on car glasses in West Godavari district on Saturday in line with the directions from the Supreme Court. The court took serious note of non-compliance of its ruling against black films in vehicles in the light of the case of gang rape in a Delhi bus with its glasses heavily covered by curtains and black film tints. The drive will indefinitely go on until all the car owners conformed to the rule law in the district, said a senior police official. As an initial step, Superintendent of Police M. Ramesh ensured that black films in all the official vehicles in his department were removed in the run up to the drive. The cars with tinted glasses used by senior officials in the district were also no exception from the drive. Cases would be booked against the users of the vehicles, regardless of their official and social position, the officer said.
Rule 100 of Motor Vehicle Act 1989 stipulates that Visual Light Transmission (VLT) level should be not more than 50 per cent for the window glasses and 70 per cent for the front and rear windscreens.
According to M. Rajani, the city DSP, 66 cases were booked and Rs 1 lakh collected as fine from the violators in the Eluru police sub division on the first day. The raid has been launched at eight places across the district, with a special focus on the Kolkatta-Chennai National Highway and the inter-district entry points on the State and the national highways such as the road-cum-bridge at Kovvuru on the East and West Godavari borders and the toll plaza at Kalaparru on the NH-5 on the Krishna-West Godavari borders.