Crackdown on tinted glass hits film makers
- IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings owner's kin under police scanner
- IPL 2013 LIVE SCORE: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
- Jessica Lall murder: Actor Shayan Munshi, ballistic expert Manocha to face perjury trial
- BJP tears into UPA govt on 4th anniversary, says it lacks leadership
- BCCI was forced to encash Pune Warriors' bank guarantee: Sanjay Jagdale
The police crackdown on vehicles with tinted has caused concern among companies manufacturing sun control films.
Manufacturers claimed that they have incurred huge losses since police intensified the drive against tinted glass on vehicles.
According to 3M, a company manufacturing sun control films, the Supreme Court ruling prohibiting use of black films of any visual light transmission (VLT) percentage or any other material upon the safety glasses, windscreens (front and rear) and side glasses of all vehicles throughout the country, will result in a financial crisis for manufacturing and marketing firms.
The livelihood of thousands of people associated with the industry will also be hit, the company said.
"The benefits of using suncontrol films are being overlooked. Without films, passengers will be exposed to ultra-violet rays which may cause various diseases including skin cancer," stated a company representation to the traffic
Speaking to Newsline, Subodh Jindal, Vice-President (Transportation Business) of 3M, said, "3M's sun films are known for providing world-class comfort, safety and protection to consumers. While we accept the Supreme Court judgement, it needs to be noted that many benefits of using sun films will be lost with the recent ban. Currently, 3M India is reviewing the decision and exploring options."
Meanwhile, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg said the Supreme Court ruling will be implemented strictly.
"I do not know why the company approached us. We cannot go against the apex court's directions. The companies should file a review petition," Garg said.
To the contention of companies that sun films of permissible limit should be allowed, the traffic police said, "We do not have the required equipment to gauge whether a film is of permissible limit or not. Hence, this is not possible."
- Fixing probe now reaches Bollywood, son of Dara Singh held
- BCCI cashes Pune Warriors guarantee, 'disgusted' Sahara walks out of IPL
- Sreesanth spent Rs 1.95L on clothes, bought friend BlackBerry, paid in cash: Police
- Delhi firm with MoD as client is linked to Pak cyberattacks
- After Infosys, iGATE sacks Phaneesh Murthy for sexual misconduct
- 2 weeks after harassment, Haryana schoolgirls return, cops in tow