Chandigarh In an attempt to minimise vehicular pollution, the Chandigarh traffic police has acquired four vehicle-checking machines, two each for petrol and diesel. They would soon launch an anti-pollution drive to book vehicles emitting smoke and causing environmental pollution.
Hardeep Singh Doon, Superintendent of Police (Traffic), said the Chandigarh Pollution Control Board has given the machines to the police. Earlier, the police would launch the drives in coordination with the pollution board staff.
“It would help the traffic police to start an anti-pollution drive on their own. There would be no hassles of coordinating with the pollution control board. The officials of the board have their limitations and that used to hamper the drives,” he added.
J S Cheema, DSP (Traffic), said the machines would be carried in the vehicles used by the traffic police and can be set up at any place. At present, the traffic personnel are being trained to operate the machines. “We would soon start operating the machines on the city roads against the vehicles spreading pollution,” he added.