Traffic drives yield over Rs 1 lakh in two days

IMPHAL, 5th Sep: Intensifying the drive against violators of traffic rules, different teams of Motor Vehicle unit of the state’s Transport Department have collected monetary penalties of over Rs 1 lakh in just two days of launching the campaign.

Informing that the drive was launched on September 1 under the directive of the state transport department, inspector Dinachandra, who is the enforcement in-charge of the state transport authority, informed that the enforcement teams were deployed at different pockets of the capital district to ensure strict compliance with traffic rules.

Though the drives are being conducted to basically create awareness among the motorists to follow the traffic rules on safe driving to check accidents, those found seriously violation the safety norms were also pulled up and penalised, he said on Tuesday.

Intensifying the drive against violators of traffic rules, different teams of Motor Vehicle unit of the state’s Transport Department have collected monetary penalties of over Rs 1 lakh in just two days of launching the campaign.

Informing that the drive was launched on September 1 under the directive of the state transport department, inspector Dinachandra, who is the enforcement in-charge of the state transport authority, informed that the enforcement teams were deployed at different pockets of the capital district to ensure strict compliance with traffic rules.

Though the drives are being conducted to basically create awareness among the motorists to follow the traffic rules on safe driving to check accidents, those found seriously violation the safety norms were also pulled up and penalised, he said on Tuesday.

On the first day of the intensified campaign on both ends of the BT flyover, 19 cases were registered and a total amount of Rs 61,700 collected as fines after motor operators were apprehended for trying to take u-turn over the BT flyover, talking on mobile phone while driving, not using seat-belt and defying the mandatory usage of helmets, Dinachandra said.

Informing that the drive conducted on Monday at the same place also detected violation of various safety rules, the inspector conveyed that the campaign yielded collection of Rs 39,900 as fines and registration of 68 cases, including 12 cases and penalty amount Rs 6000 in connection with taking u-turn over BT flyover.

Tuesday’s campaign at BT flyover, Johnstone higher secondary school gate and Chingmeirong areas was the most fruitful in terms of levying/collecting fines as a total collective amount of Rs 65,100 was extracted from motorists who were defying safety rules and violating traffic regulations, he maintained.

Further stating that similar drives will continue in the coming days, Dinachandra sought the cooperation of the public in the campaign and to respect traffic rules for avoiding accidents and possible loss of precious lives.

Noting that most mishaps occur due to defying safety norms and rash driving, he also suggested that motor operators should give up the habit of parking vehicles at unauthorised zones. Those travelling in public carriers should also abstain from asking the drivers to stop at their convenience, Dinachandra observed while advising drivers to follow the guidelines on passenger pickup and drop points strictly so as to avoid traffic congestion in the capital city.


© 2016 - 2017 The People's Chronicle. All rights reserved.