Kashmir: Auto-rikshaw operators, traders booked

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Srinagar, Apr 6: About 252 auto-rickshaw operators were fined while 959 traders have been booked in the Kashmir Valley for violating Weights and Measures Law, an official spokesman said.

He said the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology, Taxi Meters, Kashmir, launched an enforcement drive against the erring auto- rickshaw operators, who were not using calibration fare meters.

The unit registered 252 cases against the defaulters and also recovered a fine of Rs 38,000 in this connection.

The spokesman said the checking squad of the department during its inspection of the markets in north Kashmir registered challans against 24 shopkeepers for violating Weights and Measures Law and recovered Rs 5050 as fine from them last week.

Over Rs 4.83 lakh have been recovered by the department of Legal Metrology in Baramulla and Bandipora districts in north Kashmir during the last financial year.

Of this, Rs 2.89 lakh were realised as fine from 951 traders out of 959 booked for various violations of Weights and Measures Law during the raids on markets, while Rs 1.94 lakh collected on account of re-verification and stamping fee.

He said during the year, 42065 pieces of weights and measures have been standardised. Besides, people were also made aware of their consumer rights during the market checkings.

UNI

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