(The Gist of PIB) Operation Number Plate [AUGUST-2019]

    (The Gist of PIB) Operation Number Plate [AUGUST-2019]

Operation Number Plate

  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways launched a Special Drive with a Code Name – Operation “Number Plate” to identify and verify all vehicles parked in Railway premises, circulating area, parkings and even in the ‘No Parking’ areas for longer duration.
  • The unidentified vehicles are considered as a serious threat to security and safety of passengers and other stakeholders of railways.
  • It has been conducted specifically in view of forthcoming celebrations of Independence Day on 15th August 2019.

Key highlights

  • This was conducted as a special drive from 9th August to 11th August at 466 Railway Stations all over Indian Railways
  • During the drive, 04 vehicles were recovered which were reported to be stolen and cases were registered previously by the Police.
  • 3943 Vehicles were found parked unattended/unclaimed for more than 05 days in the authorized parking lots of Railway stations.
  • Credential of suspected 894 such vehicles is being verified and suitable action will be taken as per the outcome of enquiry.
  • Similarly, 2034 vehicles were found parked in ‘No Parking’ zones for more than 01 day. Credential verification of 28 such vehicles, which are suspected, is being inquired into.
  • During the operation 549 vehicles were towed away and have been deposited with Police for further investigation.
  • A fine of Rs. 59000/- have been recovered as the charges for unauthorized parking.

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