By Kalyan Kumar (TNI Ranchi) ~ Edited By T. Deepika (TNI Siliguri)

Webdesk, TNI Ranchi, 19th December, 2015: The Ranchi District administration launched a road checking operation on the diesel vehicles especially for the diesel auto rickshaws here from Thursday. Earlier the High Court had imposed a ban on the diesel vehicles specially for issuing any fresh permits last Wednesday in RMC (Ranchi Municipal Corporation) areas. Following the crackdown on the diesel autos the auto associations here had threatened to go on protests from December 20th. Similar orders were also issued by the Supreme Court, which had also banned registration of new diesel cars and SUVs with an engine capacity of 2000 cc till March 31 in Delhi. The Ranchi traffic superintendent Mr. Manoj Ratan Chothe replied to a query by the press on Thursday “We are taking action on the diesel autos plying without permit or pollution and fitness certificates within the RMC limit”. Likewise the Ranchi district administration seized several vehicles from areas like New Market, Kantatoli, Dangartoli, Kantalkocha etc. areas by the traffic police. Earlier it was estimated that non-permitted diesel vehicle at least triple the number of the issued permits in the city is plying the roads every day. The diesel auto association has protested the administration’s move saying that it would create livelihood problem for more than 10,000 families. The JSDADA convener Dinesh Soni expressed surprise and anger by questioning about the future of the families dependent on the vehicles.

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