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Punjab CM Amarinder orders crackdown on traffic violations

Taking serious note of death of eight people in two major road accidents in less than 24 hours, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed the state’s traffic enforcement authorities to crackdown on overspeeding and violation of traffic rules, especially by buses, and asked the transport department to look into the feasibility of installing speed governors in public transport.

punjab Updated: Mar 27, 2017 09:01 IST
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed the state’s traffic enforcement authorities to crackdown on overspeeding and violation of traffic rules.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed the state’s traffic enforcement authorities to crackdown on overspeeding and violation of traffic rules.(HT File Photo)

Taking serious note of death of eight people in two major road accidents in Barnala and Talwandi Sabo in less than 24 hours, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed the state’s traffic enforcement authorities to crackdown on overspeeding and violation of traffic rules, especially by buses, and asked the transport department to look into the feasibility of installing speed governors in public transport.

The CM has directed the traffic police to check overspeeding and overcrowding as well as plying of vehicles converted into public transport through unauthorised modifications.

Amarinder has also asked the transport department to check into the possibility of installation of speed governors in public transport, especially buses and trucks, which are found to be main culprits in majority of road accidents in Punjab.

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Instructions have also been issued to the public works department (PWD) to ensure that precisely engineered and properly marked speed breakers are in place on all state highways and roads. Claiming no laxity would be tolerated, the CM has asked the officials concerned to take all illegally plying buses off roads.