The traffic police fined 162 persons for traffic-related offences in a two-hour drive across the city on Wednesday.
“We have received several complaints of traffic violations at some intersections. The drive is required to keep a check on offenders. The drive will continue till Saturday,” Rajesh Sehrawat, acting traffic inspector, said.
The drive was conducted for two hours and five teams were deployed at Model Town, Sector 15, Sector 37, Jhundpura and Sector 71.
“The whole city has unfortunately turned into a no-parking zone. People are least bothered about parking vehicles on the roadside and cause huge inconvenience to other commuters and disturb smooth flow of traffic. That is why we have decided to launch a continuous drive to challan vehicles parked on roadside,” Sehrawat said.
The police fined 62 drivers for parking in no-parking zones, 24 for driving on wrong side, 13 two-wheeler riders for not wearing a helmet, 15 cars for jumping traffic signals and 33 others.
“We have five dedicated teams for enforcement which will continue with the drive at different locations but locations like Sector 15 (Golchakkar) and Model Town will be our prime target areas as violations here are high,” said Sehrawat.
The city police came under attack from residents following two accidents at Sector 37 and Mamura Chowk due to rash driving.
“The traffic in the city is out of control. The police have failed to regulate lane driving on the expressway and inside the city. Lack of signal discipline and rash driving of three wheelers worsen the situation in Noida,” Deepak Awana of Jhundpura said.
The auto menace, mainly of sharing autos, has been a big traffic hazard.
“Drivers of shared autos frequently jump the signal. The city transport department is yet to take action to remove iron guards that auto drivers (illegally) install around their vehicles to indulge in dangerous races on roads,” Sumit Seth of Sector 31 said.
The city police fine around 2,500 commuters and seized around 1,500 vehicles since January.