Puttur: Over 20 taxis which were running with white-coloured vehicle registration number plates were fined by Puttur RTO personnel. The operation was held at Subrahmanya.
The vehicles having white registration boards cannot be used for commercial purposes. However, many vehicles with white colour number are being used as taxis. The officials who had prior information about this slapped a fine on such taxis and also warned the drivers against repeating the offence.
The vehicles were not confiscated as most of them had passengers in them from far away places. The vehicle documents have been seized.
The RTO officials said that they will hold frequent operations of this nature and confiscate vehicles that are found to violate law.