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Police to clear decade-old khataaras


350 seized automobiles to be auctioned through site visitors police, 140 of which were dumped for over 10 years.

The site visitors police is all set to public sale the primary batch of 350 khataaras next week, some of which were dumped at police chowkies for over 10 years.

The 350 seized automobiles which can be in the first lot to be publish for public sale are recently mendacity throughout various chowkies while some of them are dumped in the police ground in Mahul. Around 140 of them have been deserted for as regards to a decade.

The site visitors police are in the process of finalising the details of the contract and then a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) can be signed with MSTC Ltd, a government-run e-commerce corporate. This corporate, which is primarily based in West Bengal, will upload details of these automobiles on their e-portal for auctioning.

These automobiles can be auctioned inside of 21 days of being publish on-line. Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amitesh Kumar stated, “It is after a long time that site visitors police is clearing out automobiles which were seized. We are in the process of signing an MoU with a company which will public sale these automobiles. The MoU can be for a 12 months which will permit us to set up a machine of clearing the seized automobiles. This will assist us go more aggressively against the khataaras mendacity at the streets.”

Police sources stated that the process of comparing automobiles was stuck as the site visitors department wrote to several shipping agencies urging them to judge the automobiles but did not get any response.

The value of these automobiles is in the end being ascertained through the site visitors police themselves in line with a government notification that stipulated that these automobiles may have a 15 p.c depreciation each 12 months.


An official explained that once a car is deserted, a notice is pasted for 48 hours inside of which if the car is not claimed then it's towed away. Once at the site visitors chowkie, the authorities then search for its homeowners. If the landlord is not traced, then a no-objection certificates is bought from the Regional Transport Office (RTO) and the car is publish for public sale.

After Mumbai Mirror’s consistent campaign against deserted automobiles since May 2018, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in August last 12 months, auctioned over 1,800 deserted automobiles that have been mendacity in main junkyards in the city. The civic frame managed to generate a revenue of Rs 1.15 crore from the public sale.


Auctioning the automobiles will transparent up dumping grounds as well as police chowkies




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