Coimbatore: The Transport Department, Coimbatore Circle, conducted a three-day drive against road-rule violations from January 29 to 31 and booked 618 vehicles for various violations.
The Deputy Transport Commissioner, Coimbatore Circle, T. Gunasekaran, said that the drive was conducted simultaneously on all arterial roads in Coimbatore, Erode and the Nilgiris.
The Regional Transport Officer and Motor Vehicle Inspectors conducted the drive in their respective jurisdictions during peak hours.
As many as 5,665 vehicles were intercepted of which 412 were booked for various violations. 206 vehicles were found to be plying without Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates. 52 vehicles were booked for overloading by goods, four for overloading with passengers, 29 for plying vehicles without valid driving licence, 31 for plying without insurance certificate, seven vehicles for over-speeding, 12 for using air horns, 14 for use of dazzling headlights, three omni buses for various violations besides 335 vehicles for other violations.
A sum of Rs. 1,93,197 was realised as tax, Rs. 86,035 was collected as compounding fee and Rs. 1,27,300 was proposed as compounding fee to be collected by the respective registering authorities after adhering to legal formalities. The drive would be stepped up, Mr. Gunasekaran said.