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33 diesel taxi drivers booked after violating SC ban in Delhi

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Delhi Police on Tuesday booked 33 diesel-run taxi drivers, most of them working for app-based aggregators, for plying their vehicles in the city violating the Supreme Court ban.

"As many as 33 drivers were booked today and challans were issued to them. Almost all of them worked for app-based cab aggregators," Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Sandeep Goel said.

Traffic crawled across the national capital for the second successive day on Tuesday as drivers of diesel-cabs blocked key roads connecting the city to neighbouring Noida and Gurugram, while repair work led to a number of diversions.

The congestion, reported from crucial arteries such as the Delhi-Noida Direct flyway, during the morning rush hours affected thousands of office-goers, who were forced to sweat it out on the roads with an unrelenting heat adding to their woes.

Cab drivers blocked traffic at DND Flyway for about 45 minutes protesting the action by enforcement agencies following the Supreme Court's decision to ban diesel taxis in Delhi.

Traffic Police have launched a massive drive towards booking and impounding violators of the ban, riling a large number of cab drivers which has prompted the Centre to consider urging the apex court to review its decision.


First published: 4 May 2016, 10:38 IST