Kochi: The world surrounding the Kakkanad IT park has turned out to be the hub for the illegally modified automobiles and superbikes, inflicting a nuisance to commuters and folks dwelling within the neighborhood. In a latest incident, the authorities nabbed a automotive that was modified with wing-like buildings resembling plane. The superbikes seized by the authorities had been put in with modified silencers inflicting deafening noise. These offenders usually use roads that lack police surveillance, particularly in the course of the night time hours.
The automotive, which was rushing alongside varied roads in Kakkanad with the sound of an aeroplane, was sufficient to blow the ears of the locals. Automotive and bike racing gangs are additionally energetic on the Infopark Categorical Freeway and the Seaport-Airport Highway utilizing supercars and bikes with over 1000cc engines. In response to locals, they may not be caught resulting from extreme rushing.
Earlier, the police and the Motor Autos Division had taken robust motion to curb the competitors of superbikes. Nonetheless, with police easing the common checking, the youth began to roam round with modified bikes and automobiles. The kids had been usually discovered concerned in automotive and bike racing on the Nationwide Freeway between Gold Souk to Edappally, Chathiath Highway, Goshree Vallarpadam space, Kadavanthra, Gandhinagar and close to Kaloor Worldwide Stadium.
A lot of the speedsters are college students aged between 18-24. There are additionally allegations that many of those offenders are mentioned to be linked to the rising drug foyer within the area.
In the meantime, MVD has imposed heavy fines for individuals who modify bikes and automobiles. In response to the revised advantageous, Rs 5,000 will likely be levied for every modification of the automobile. Additional, the court docket will likely be deciding the punishment for offences together with reckless driving. This will vary from driving license cancellation to automobile seizure. If the silencer and lights are modified, the advantageous is Rs 10,000. Meaning, Rs 5,000 will likely be charged for every modification.