230 violators fined during traffic police, transport dept drive

  • Sumeer Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2015 20:35 IST

Cracking its whip on traffic violators in the city, the district traffic and transport departments jointly conducted a two-and-a-half hour drive near the Grand Walk mall on Ferozepur Road on Friday.

As many as 230 challans were issued to the traffic violators not adhering to the traffic norms. Assistant commissioner of police (traffic) Richa Agnihotri and district transport officer (DTO) Anil Garg were also present at the spot with more than 20 police and transport personnel.

While carrying out a thorough checking, the authorities installed barricades on both sides of the road and stopped many vehicles to scrutinise the documents.

Agnihotri said most challans were issued for the use of black films, speeding, overloading, helmetless riding, driving without seatbelt and carrying temporary numbers.

"Although, the commuters showed some reluctance, such drives will prove instrumental in maintaining order on roads,"she said.

The ACP said the department planned to conduct such drives on weekly basis in the coming months. She said some innovative traffic awareness campaigns using social networking platforms and quizzes was also on the cards.

District transport officer Anil Garg said: "We have taken up the issue of traffic violations on priority and there will be no leniency against the violators in coming months."

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