Srinagar, Feb 13 :
The Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) Kashmir has suspended as many as 35 driving licenses for different offences under the Motor Vehicles Act in various districts of Kashmir so far this year.
This was revealed by the ARTOs in a review meeting today on the issue, convened by the Regional Transport Officer, Kashmir.
The licences have been suspended for offenses like rash driving, using Mobile phones while driving, overspeeding and overloading etc.
Under the provisions of the Act, the offender is given an opportunity of hearing in case he/she feels that he/she has reasons enough to plead his case. In case of a first violation, the licence is suspended for three months. However, the department can suspend the licenses up to six months after hearing the offender.
RTO Kasmir directed the ARTOs to publish the details of violators in future, whose licences have been suspended including the vehicle number, licence number, photograph of the violator who is found to be guilty.
He further insisted that if a licence holder is found involved in multiple violations of the same kind, his licence shall be cancelled.(GNS)