Traffic policemen will now have to videograph any major traffic violation before issuing challans to any drivers from other state roadways. Traffic policemen already been deputed in the border areas with video cameras, said a police source.
The decision was taken in wake of the recent stand-off between the drivers of Haryana Roadways and traffic police, which had resulted in a day’s token protest by Haryana Roadways staff.
The Haryana staff had refused to ply buses in Delhi and had dropped the passengers at the Delhi borders on Saturday.
The decision of not entering Delhi for a day had been taken by the Haryana Roadways Karamchari Sanyukta Sangharsh Samiti (HRKSSS) in protest against the Delhi traffic police’s alleged high-handedness and unfair challans.
They had alleged that several Delhi policemen — many of them hail from different parts of Haryana — travel in these buses and seek free trips. If the conductors insist on a ticket, the policemen misbehave with the staff and even beat them, HRKSSS members had alleged.
The traffic police have also decided to provide practical training to the roadways drivers, especially of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, at Kashmere Gate ISBT to apprise them about several violations that are dealt with strictly in the Capital but not in many other states.
“We decided to videograph violations so that our men don’t get into the practice of issuing unfair challans. Also, the videography of violations would help us training the drivers,” said Taj Hassan, special commissioner of police (traffic).