Modifications of cars in India are not as popular as they are in the international markets. However, there are no regulations laid down by the government on the kind of modifications allowed on the vehicles. Supreme Court of India earlier gave a ruling saying that any kind of modification of vehicles is illegal. Kerala State Police has already started taking actions against modified vehicles.
The MVD has now started going the extra mile to nab the illegal vehicles and recently, the officials went to an auto show at a local college for a surprise check and booked several vehicles for being modified. The special drive happened in Kochi where the MVD registered 10 two-wheelers at various college campused in the district. The vehicles were displayed as a part of an auto show and were not on the road when the MVD officials booked them.
The special shadow squad of MVD kept a close watch on the show and followed the vehicles. They then reached the show in the afternoon and checked every vehicle displayed at the spot minutely for any kind of changes. All the vehicles that were inspected were part of the auto show.
The officials also said that the auto show had a special bike stunting exhibition where specially modified motorcycles were used. These motorcycles made loud noises due to the altered silencers. Such silencers also increase the power of the bike. The cops also said that a few bikes did not have any kind of silencer at all, which created a thunderous level of noise in the surroundings.
All the ten vehicles that have been booked for being modified will have to present themselves before the RTO. All the vehicles will have to replace the aftermarket silencers and will have to produce the bike in stock condition. The RTO will inspect the bike and will also check if all the original parts are in place. This process was explained by an MVD official to Deccan Chronicle.
The MVD officials also reveal that the vehicle that won the first position in the competition was also booked. Earlier, Enforcement RTO Manojkumar warned the educational institution authorities to be more careful with such events. Modification in Kerala is extremely popular and many youths modify their two-wheelers and cars in various ways. Even after the caution from the RTO, the event happened and that’s when the shadow team of the MVD took action.
Earlier, the MVD said that they will also keep a close eye on modified vehicles on the social media platforms. Any vehicle that they feel is modified will be notified electronically and the owner of the vehicle will have to present himself and the vehicle to the RTO for inspection.