Hyderabad: Over 2000 motorists held for faulty number plates

Hyderabad: As many as 2,028 motorists have been arrested by Cyberabad traffic police for number plate violations in five days, shows the latest data available from the traffic police department. A special drive was conducted by the traffic police from December 14 to 18 to check improper or irregular number plates as per the Motor Vehicle Act, 1989 (Rule 50, 51).

According to traffic police official, under the limits of Madhapur: 395, 3 FIRs, Miyapur: 215, 1 FIR, Kukatpally: 200, Balanagar: 150, Jeedimetla: 80, Alwal: 230, 1 FIR, Rajendarnagar: 223, 2 FIR, Shamshabad: 258, Gachibowli: 212, 4 FIR, Shadnagar: 65 total 2028 cases and 11 FIRs were registered by Cyberabad Traffic Police.

Traffic cop showing the faulty number plate.

Fancy number plates resulted in FIR, during the drive traffic cops seems to be very strict, the police have registered FIRs against the 11 motorists.

Madhapur ACP A. Chandrashekar said, “It was observed that a lot of vehicles are plying on city roads without proper number plates. Even some of them are also manipulating number plates to avoid penalties and evade CCTVs. Cases were registered by traffic cops against the motorists who seemed to have deliberately manipulated the number of plates.”

“Any manipulation of number plates will result in a criminal case of cheating, forgery and disappearance of evidence,” he added.

The traffic police said that they would continue with the drive and book similar cases against those found flouting the norm. As per the MV Act, every vehicle shall have a proper number plate without any use of unauthorized colours, fonts, styles, extra writings and broken plates.