Lucknow: Allahabad Mayor Abhilasha Gupta arrived in Lucknow in a vehicle without a registration plate on Monday.
In her defense, the mayor told ANI that she had not purchased the car and that it was provided to her by the administration officials of the Uttar Pradesh Government.
The mayor also said that she had raised the issue earlier and that will be resolved soon. "Car was provided by the administration. I didn't buy it. I noticed the missing number plate and told them about it two days back. They've applied for the same and the number plate will soon be installed," said Ms Gupta. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in April, had directed the state departments to take steps to ensure road safety in the state. He had also issued strict orders to the transport department and police department to ensure vehicles are not parked on the roadside. He highlighted the negligence of traffic rules in the state, especially the two-wheeler riders who do not wear helmets and four-wheeler drivers who do not wear seatbelts, directing officials to take steps to ensure it was solved.