Jamshedpur : The traffic police will maintain a tight security on rash driving in the steel city during the festival of colours on March 13.
Police constables have been deployed on different streets of the city, including Sakchi, Bistupur, Kadma, Sonari, Golmuri, Burmamines and Telco to keep an eye on rash driving.
Deputy superintendent of police (traffic) Vivekanand Thakur said that they keep a close vigil on rash driving during Holi celebrations. They intend to maintain strict implementation of traffic rules and offenders will be punished.
“Constables have been asked to be strict against such offenders,” he said, adding helmet and documents checking was on in Jamshedpur. The traffic police will also slap fine amounting to Rs 500 for rash driving.
Peace committees under different police stations have also drawn up plans to ensure a safe Holi. It has been decided that committee members and police will maintain vigil in their respective during Holi Dahan taking place at sensitive areas of the city on Sunday.
Meanwhile the city police department is working hard in keeping a stringent vigilance on eve-teasers during Holi, as incidents of eve-teasing and passing lewd comments on girls and women are reported the most during this season. Cops in plainclothes have been deployed for a watchful eye on crowds especially youths, who indulge in eve-teasing.
“We are also carrying search operations at different hotels and lodges to nab suspected people. Moreover extra vigil is also being kept at the border areas of the district,” said SSP Anoop Mathew. He said that the police control room is coordinating with different police stations to ensure peace and harmony.
According to a police officer, during the drive the vehicle of an offender will be seized, he will be fined and the vehicle will be released the next day with a warning. He said that the offenders will have to pay fine of Rs 2,000 as per the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act.
It might also lead to imprisonment for six months.
As per relevant sections of the MV Act, the punishment can be enhanced to three years with a penalty of Rs 3,000 for the second offence.
Sources in police revealed that strategic locations at Sakchi, Bistupur, Kadma and Sonari have been identified where the drive will be carried out.