If you are a creative person, who loves to create and design. You probably shouldn’t do the same with your car number plate. 1400 motorists found this out the hard way. Read more on number plate violations

Police officials of Gautam Budh Nagar area of Noida and Greater Noida recently conducted a special drive. This drive was over fancy, defaced and modified number plates plying on Indian roads which fall under a direct violation under Section 207 of The Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The traffic police department set up nearly 76 checkpoints and pulled this operation in various shifts at peak times across various areas of Noida and Greater Noida.

Operation Clean, as the cops called it, caught over 1400 violators and was a huge success as claimed by Senior Superintendent of Police, Noida.

A total of 1,457 vehicles were issued a challan and their faulty number plates were removed – SSP, Noida.

SSP-Noida claimed a total of nearly 1,457 challans on a single day!- See the tweet here!

A majority of vehicles booked had fancy number plates with casteist based tags such as Gurjar, Jaat, Brahman, Rajput etc. Other vehicles that were issued a challan had mentions such as Numberdar, Maha Mantri, Vidhayak. Moreover, number plates with vanity numbers such as 8055 as “BOSS” were also on the hit-list.

Moreover, cars with tinted windows and bull-car were also caught during this drive

Operation Clean | The Verdict

The data released by the Noida Police department had nearly 1,457 challans generated.

  • Out of these 977 were two-wheelers, 480 were four-wheelers.
  • Over 2400 motorists were fined
  • More than 200 vehicles were towed and impounded
  • 73 luxury buses were booked for not having documents.
  • 8 people were taken into custody

The data also included drunk driving cases, illegal parking, drinking at public places.

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) server crashed. Due to the massive surge in data volume which was used for challan entry, violator’s identity etc. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) reported a server crash on Sunday, 7th July 2019.


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