DGP vows streamlining of City’s traffic mess

2324 vehicles seized, 2374 fined in a week

Srinagar  Police in its drive against the traffic violations has seized over twenty three hundred vehicles and Challaned about twenty four hundred vehicles in last five days across Kashmir.

On July 2nd 766 vehicles were seized and 153 were challaned while on July 3rd 328 vehicles were seized and 275 were challaned.  On July 4th 487 vehicles were seized and 584 were challaned and on 5th of July 503 vehicles were seized and 818 were challaned. On Sunday 240 vehicles were seized and 544 were challaned. In these five days, about twenty thousand vehicles were checked across Kashmir.  

The action has been initiated against the violators under various heads of offences including; driving without licence, triple ride, over speeding, overloading, not using seat belts and not wearing the crash helmets. The drive against violators will continue in future also. 

 Meanwhile Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has reiterated that JKP would continue its drive against the road violations to streamline the traffic management in the State. He said that every member of the society has an important role to play in order to bring tangible results of our efforts.

Rajendra disclosed that in the first instance a special drive was initiated against the erring bikers for plying without valid documents or indulging in negligent driving. More than three thousand bikes and Scooties were seized during this drive and challaned under different offences, said Rajendra.

DPG reiterated that coordinated efforts have been undertaken to bring visible changes in the traffic management in the State and appealed the general public to cooperate with the traffic police and ensure the implementation more efficiently.

He said that parents also have a vital role to restrain their children from traffic violation including not wearing crash helmets and doing unruly stunts. Security of the people is our prime concern and the tendency among the youth to indulge in double pillion ridding and without wearing crash helmet puts their precious life at stake, besides other road users. This practice would be arrested by taking legal action against the erring bikers, the DGP added.

Rajendra said that in order to bring a sense of safety among the road users and to aware them about the harmful results of the violations, traffic police is involving different sections of the society to get tangible results of their efforts. The drive was initiated in Srinagar city which would be enlarged to other cities and towns of the State, he said.

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