Mine tags on vehicles registered for transportation of minerals have been made mandatory in Meerut. [Photo/ANI]
Mine tags on vehicles registered for transportation of minerals have been made mandatory in Meerut. [Photo/ANI]

Mine tags made mandatory for vehicles in UP's Meerut to curb illegal mining

ANI | Updated: Oct 22, 2020 12:16 IST


Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 22 (ANI): In a drive against illegal mining, the district administration has made it mandatory to put mine tags on vehicles registered for transportation of minerals.
The mining officer, Subhash Prajapati, informed that it shall be necessary to put a mining tag in the registered vehicles transporting the sub minerals such as sand, gravel and ballast. He said that the camp was organised at Mineral Office, Meerut, on Wednesday to provide easy mine tags.

"We've set up a camp as Uttar Pradesh government has started this scheme to stop illegal mining," Subhash Prajapati, Mining Rights Officer said.
Vehicle owners who have not registered their vehicle online should ensure to participate in the camp so that the registration of the respective vehicles can be completed. After the installation of the mining tag, people who conduct illegal mining and carry loading carts will probably be stopped.
"If you talk about Meerut, a total of 390 vehicles are registered in the district out of which around 120 vehicles have been provided with mining tag. It is mandatory to put this tag so that we're able to stop overloading and illegal mining. This tag is priced at Rs 221. It is also available online," Prajapati added. (ANI)

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