Ghaziabad: Public transport drivers to be fined Rs 2,500 for playing loud music
Ghaziabad: Now you will no longer be irirated by headache inducing, blaring music while travelling in an auto-rickshaw as the Ghaziabad Police have started a drive against auto-rickshaws, tempos and e-rickshaw playing such kind of music.
A fine of Rs. 2,500 would be imposed on drivers found playing loud music. The police took such action after receiving complaints from passengers about drivers who play 'distasteful songs in Bhojpuri and Haryanvi' creating nuisance.
Police have asked the drivers remove music system from their vehicles.
There are 30,000 auto-rickshaws and tempos and more than 20,000 e-rickshaws in Ghaziabad.
While speaking to TOI, Kalanidhi Naithani, SSP, Ghaziabad, said, “Police have given two days to all auto-rickshaw drivers to remove music systems from their autos. From February 1, police will start inspection and issue challans of Rs 2,500 under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.”
He said that drivers of such vehicles have to maintain discipline while driving.
An FIR under the section 290 (punishment for public nuisance) of IPC would lodged against a driver if he is found twice by the police for such offence and would be arrested.
“The decision is planned with the intent to ensure safety of women commuters and enforce social discipline among auto and tempo drivers. The enforcement of social discipline through precautionary measures of not allowing vulgar songs in public transport vehicles would help in checking street crimes,” the SSP said.