In a debatable and ‘not-so-acceptable’ ruling by Supreme Court of India, windows films of any amount of tint are illegal. The court has banned use of black sun films of any percentage of tint.
The judgment said, “We prohibit the 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.“
A massive drive would be launched from today onwards and if sunfilms are not removed, the car might even get impounded.
Car windows tinted by the manufacturers are allowed. This takes away the earlier ruling of permissible limits of 70% transparency in front and rear windows and 50% transparency on side windows.
With the rising crime, tinted glass takes the blame of being conducive to illegal activities. While this might not be absolutely incorrect, but such a ruling doesn’t seem to be too apt considering the harsh Indian climate and the sun film industry’s fate. Had the earlier ruling of allowing permissible limit sun films been applied with correct force, we feel that would have been enough.
Sun films come in various price ranges from rs 500- Rs 15000. As the money increases, the utility of sun films increases as well with the higher range ones protecting from harmful ultra violet rays as well.
Source: Times of India