Mr Bodinga explained that DRTS worked with the police to arrest vehicles following their owners’ failure to heed to rules.
According to him, the directorate would arrest and penalise motorists that operate in the city as commercial vehicles without painting or due registration.
“We will not accept vehicles without due registration to operate in Abuja, some are rickety ones and we can not allow them to operate in the territory,” he said.
Mr Bodinga noted that the vehicles were impounded at Federal Secretariat, Ministry of Finance Junction, Area II and around the Office of the Head of service.
He said the operation was aimed at addressing reported cases of ‘one chance’ in and around the territory, and also a renewed fight against activities of suspected criminals that have been terrorising innocent residents.
“This exercise is informed by the incessant complaints by the residents on the issue of one chance menace, so the arrest of the unpainted vehicles will help in checkmating the suspected criminal activities of one chance people,” he said.