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Traffic cops pull up 5,681 in 24 hrs for flouting rules

On September 6 alone, 5,681 offenders were prosecuted violating traffic norms, such as sporting fancy number plates and riding a bike without wearing a helmet.

mumbai Updated: Sep 11, 2010 02:39 IST
HT Correspondent

On September 6 alone, 5,681 offenders were prosecuted violating traffic norms, such as sporting fancy number plates and riding a bike without wearing a helmet.

This was the updated figured posted by the Mumbai Traffic Police on its official page on the social networking site, Facebook.

But an overwhelming number of netizens have also expressed their unhappiness over the poor response to their comments, posts and complaints and posted 100 fresh photographs of citizens and policemen flouting traffic rules in the last five days.

On September 5, 410 photographs of traffic rule offenders were posted on the webpage.

While many netizens claimed they have been waiting for weeks for a reply to their queries, the traffic police said they have been keeping tabs on the complaints posted on their Facebook page and forwarding the same to the respective Regional Transport Office.

Some netizens have also lauded the traffic police for their work and updates.

Since the traffic police launched its drive against fancy number plates in the first week of September, more than 40,000 drivers have been fined.

“We are trying our best to take note of every genuine complaint. But we cannot take action against each complainant as most of the time the identity is not given. In such cases if we book the offender and there is no witness, the offender can be let off,” said Inspector M Chavan.

The officials have now also posted updates on the Ganpati immersion routes and arrangements for the festivals to keep citizens in the loop.