"Around 60 probationary Police Sub Inspectors in civilian clothes fanned out as 'decoy' customers in East limits to hire autos and cabs and alert traffic teams," said Abhishek Goel, DCP of the East Division of the Traffic Police.
The day-long drive saw a number of drivers being booked for various offences. Of the 13,578 cases that were booked, 266 drivers were found driving without license.
Police Control Room receives hundreds of complaints every day against auto and cab drivers for refusing to ply on certain routes and for demanding excess fare.
While auto rickshaws charge around Rs 14 per kilometer, private cab operators come out to be much more economical at around Rs 10 a kilometer.
The traffic police had carried a similar drive on New Year Eve, booking 1,300 people who were caught driving after taking alcohol.