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Kochi: A surprise vehicle inspection conducted by Motor Vehicle Department(MVD) reported more than 700 traffic rule violations in Ernakulam district within a week. A total of Rs 15 lakh was received as the penalty for the cases registered against violators. The inspection was conducted by squads focussed on city premises and its outskirts. It has come to the attention of MVD that there was an increase in offences varying from basic traffic violations to major ones.
The inspection was conducted as a part of the 'Operation Alpha', a week-long inspection which kicked off to nab traffic rule violators. Ernakulam RTO, Sub RTOs of Thrippunithura, Aluva, Paravur, Mattancherry, and Angamali conducted the inspection.
"A fine of Rs 15,22,206 came through in 700 check reports. Of this, Rs 3,32,146 has been collected so far. Cases with a fine of Rs 11,90,060 were sent for court proceedings," said Ernakulam RTO PM Shabeer.
The highest number of arrests were made within the Thripunithura Sub RTO limits. The action was taken against 230 vehicles in Thripunithura, 138 in Ernakulam, 124 in North Paravur, 87 in Angamaly, 80 in Aluva and 41 in Mattancherry.
Additionally, cases were registered against illegally modified vehicles including those with banned lights, display of name boards and advertisements without permission. Action was also taken against the vehicles without fitness certificates. A case has also been registered against the buses which did not meet the safety norms.