Delhi-NCR News: In the national capital Delhi, if you are traveling in a car and you are sitting in the back seat of the car and you have not put on a seat belt. Then your challan will be deducted. A campaign is being run in Delhi regarding this. A delegation of Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) met New Delhi’s DCP Traffic Alap Patel regarding this campaign. During this, CTI Chairman Brijesh Goyal told DCP Traffic that challans are being deducted for those who do not put belt on the back seat. This has caused panic.
Taxis and tourists are also in tension. From businessmen to general public, women and children are facing problems. He says that most of the people are not aware of the new rule due to which people are facing problems.
CTI suggested to DCP Traffic that the administration needs to increase awareness about this campaign. Because people are not aware about this yet, what should people do in the old model car that does not have a belt on the back seat? If a car has seat belts, it is for two passengers. Three rides are seated, so there is no belt for the middle one. The traffic police is also cutting their challan. There are also reports of illegal recovery in the name of challan. This is encouraging corruption.
CTI General Secretary Vishnu Bhargava said that last year 43 vehicles were challaned for not putting the belt on the rear seat. But this time the number has reached thousands.
Malvika Sahni, president of CTI Women’s Council, said that many women go to school in the morning with small children. Is it mandatory for small children sitting behind to wear a belt? There is no clarity on this. Vinay Narang and Ashok Mittal, presidents of the Automotive Parts Merchant Association, said that the shopkeepers of the auto spare market of Kashmere Gate are also getting calls. People are asking whether old vehicles can have a belt on the back seat?
Along with this, Rajendra Kapoor, president of the Transport Association, told Traffic DCP Alap Patel that the number of vehicles in Delhi is very high. There is a speed limit here. There are cameras all over the place. Challan is deducted as soon as there is over speed. In such a situation, people drive the vehicle slowly.
In this situation, even if no one belts on the back seat, the risk is still less. After this meeting, the DCP said that it is his duty to follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Transport of the Central Government. The Transport Ministry of the Central Government has issued a draft notification regarding this on September 21 and has also sought opinion from the general public by October 5.