Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: The Transport Department officials in a drive conducted against violation of road rules had checked more than 1,500 vehicles in the city, the Nilgiris and Erode districts and have booked 201 cases for violations.

In a release, Deputy Transport Commissioner, Coimbatore Circle, T. Gunasekaran said that as many as 285 omni buses were checked and 29 cases were registered for various violations. As many as nine cases of unaccompanied luggage or parcels in omni buses were detected. Four cases of plying without tax were detected. As far as omni buses were concerned Rs. 2,20,315 was collected as compounding fee and Rs. 7,200 was collected as compounding fee from omni buses. The other offences detected during the drive included overload by goods, persons, plying without pollution under control certificate, plying without fitness certificate, without insurance cover, use of air horns, use of dazzling headlights, plying without driving licence and without tax. The number of vehicles detained was five.

The tax collected from vehicles other than omni buses were Rs. 67,511 and tax proposed was Rs. 1,500.

In respect of violations by other vehicles, Rs. 1,15,250 was collected as compounding fee.