Jamshedpur : Drawing lessons from the recent incident of eve teasing in Mango that embroiled into communal tension, the district police will launch a special traffic drive across the steel city to tighten noose of eve-teasers and rash drivers.
The traffic police will carry out checking of without helmet-riders, rash driving and tripple riders at as many as five strategic points in Bistupur, Sakchi, Golmuri, Mango and Jugsalai, and penalise vehicle owners for violating the traffic rules.
At Bistupur, the helmet checking drive will be carried out simultaneously near Jubilee park gate, near the Sakchi roundabouts at Jugsalai -Bistupur road, near Golmuri roundabouts and at the Mango Chowk.
Cases of eve-teasing on cell phones are also on rise. Some of these callers even threaten girls of throwing acid on their faces or even killing them if their proposal is not accepted.
East Singhbhum senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew has said from now onward the police would lodge a complaint themselves against the eve-teaser in the event the victim avoids to do so.
The senior SP observed that if the miscreants on roads are released after being caught and handed over to the police for the crime like eve-teasing, then their morale will be further boost up.
He stated that he would pass an instruction to this effect soon, but at the same time said the girls and young women should be more aware about these social evils and should muster courage to lodge complaint against such people whenever a situation so arises.
The drive of helmet checking will be made much vigorous and intensified that the two-wheelers riders were taken aback as many of them had to cope with more than one checking post while moving from one point of the city to another.
Those found rash driving would be prosecuted for violating the traffic rules. Revealing about the move, a police official said that the special drive will be carried out to instill a sense of fear among the youngsters who tend to drive at break-neck speed and tripple-riding.
“We are concerned over the rising complains. SSP has also instructed us to launch drive. Moreover, the recent clash in Mango was also result of eve teasing,” said a police official.
According to him , besides generating revenue from the defaulters the drive is aimed at making the roads free from unfit and old vehicles. ” Such vehicles not only create air pollution but also causes congestion on the road,” he said.
“Traffic snarls are common during the festive days. Once the old and unfit vehicles are off the road traffic congestion will be reduced and vehicular movement would be smooth,” said an official of the transport department.
“The sudden rise in the road mishap is a matter of great concern and steps are being taken to curb the menace. We will also see to it that rash-driving is checked with immediate effect, and for this we will look into exactly how many cases related to the road accidents have been registered and if the drivers who are accused of causing the mishap are being convicted,” said an official.