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Registeration of about 600 old vehicles cancelled in Kashmir

Written by: Staff
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Srinagar, Nov 23 (UNI) In compliance with the Jammu and Kashmir High Court (HC) directions the Regional Transport Officer (RTO) of Kashmir has cancelled the registeration of 25-year-old vehicles.

A notification issued by the RTO here today mentioned the registration number and model of 596 old vehicles (goods carriages) whose registeration has been cancelled.

The list of such vehicles was published in a local newspaper as per court directions.

The owners have been directed to deposit the registeration and fitness certificates of their vehicles in the office of RTO within 15 days.

They have been threatned that their vehicles would be seized besides initiating a legal action under the relevant provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) if they fail to deposit the registeration certificates.

The Court had directed the authorities to cancel the registeration of all 25-year-old commerical vehicles in the state.

The court finds that neither the Transport Commissioner and his Regional transport Officers (RTOs) nor the traffic enforcement agency headed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Traffic in Kashmir and Jammu region knew to deal with implementation of the Court directions banning movement of 25-year-old commercial vehicles.

The court directed the Transport Commissioner to publish the list of such vehicles in the media and inform the owners of these vehicles that plying of these vehicles after cancellation of their registration certificates would render them liable to several punishments.

UNI BAS PDM HT1537

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