Jamshedpur : After a brief respite, the Jamshedpur police have once again intensified the drive against vehicle owners violating traffic rules and regulations in the city.
In a bid to curb the mounting accidents and to enforce strictly road discipline in the city, the drive started kicked off near Jubilee Park that connects Bistupur with Sakchi, the busiest areas of the city. A
number of vehicles were seized and banned air horns removed.
During the drive, one of the biggest in past few years, traffic constables were deployed at strategic locations at Sakchi, Mango, Agrico, Bistupur and Golmuri for intercepting two-wheeler riders without helmets. Bikers without the safety headgear, licence and number plates in the front were targetted during the crackdown that began at around 10.30 am and continued till 1.30 pm.
Around 500 bikers were caught at various points during the three-hour drive. At Sakchi near the Jubilee Park gate around 200 bikers flouting traffic norms were caught. At Bistupur , around 150 more two-wheeler riders were pulled up for violation of traffic norms.
Leading the drive deputy superintendent of police (traffic) Rakesh Mohan Sinha said that the rising cases of crimes have prompted Jamshedpur administration to step up security measures.
He said that many people in the city use tinted glasses in their vehicles and SUVs without dark glasses are rare here. In many cases, owner of a vehicle uses flag of a certain political party to avoid the cops.
A fine of Rs 270 was levied on two wheelers violating traffic norms like riding without helmets. Once again, violation of helmet rule dominated the list of errors committed by two-wheeler users. Many were fined for driving without possessing a helmet or driving without wearing it.
The official went on to say that today’s drive continued for about three hours as the weather was pleasant. � We will increase the duration and also include more places if the weather is conducive otherwise in scorching condition we will have to reduce the duration of the drive,� said the officer .
The officials claim that periodic checks have resulted in decline in fatal accident rates in the city. Further, periodic drives enabled the traffic police to book more cases against the violators.