Jamshedpur : Concerned over rising cases of road mishaps East Singhbhum traffic police and transport officials have decided to tighten noose of erring drivers of heavy vehicles.
A team comprising SDO Dhalbhum Prem Ranjan, East Singhbhum district transport officer Sanjay Kujur, traffic DSP Jagadish Prasad and Motor Vehicle Inspector, Awadesh Kumar are involved in the drive. The heavy vehicles without two drivers at the front seat are being targeted.
Under the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 section 190 sub section IV East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal ordered a sustained drive to ensure compliance of the rules which so far had overlooked by enforcement agencies not only in the city but also across state.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal it is a move against rising incident of road mishaps in the city. The lone-driver of heavy vehicle transport to watch traffic movement on the opposite side (left side of the driver). “I have directed for a sustained drive especially at points witnessing maximum volume of heavy vehicles, trucks and trailors,” he said.
The drive was carried out near HSM Gate of Tata Steel at Sunsuniya Gate in East Plant Bastee, Burmamines Durga Puja ground in Burmamines, Sitaramdera bus terminus, Dimna roundabout in Mango, Agrico traffic signal and Sakchi police station.
Traffic DSP Jagadish Prasad said that apart from searching for double drivers we also checked other documents of drivers especially fitness, pollution and other issues.
However, our focus is on two drivers at the moment especially in view of the rise in number of road mishaps. Till September 2014, nearly 65 deaths have taken place in road mishaps in city.
The police also fined heavy vehicles violating no-entry restrictions in city.