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Special traffic drive: On Day 1, Ludhiana cops give flowers to rule compliers

Two-wheeler and car drivers in the city who were wearing helmets and seat belts were rewarded with flowers by traffic cops on Tuesday. However, traffic cops came down heavily on erring three-wheeler drivers.

punjab Updated: Nov 09, 2016 14:13 IST
HT Correspondent

Two-wheeler and car drivers in the city who were wearing helmets and seat belts were rewarded with flowers by traffic cops on Tuesday. However, traffic cops came down heavily on erring three-wheeler drivers.

A traffic police cop offering a flower to another cop for obeying traffic rules. (HT Photo)

Police has launched a rigorous drive against traffic violators after Dhruv Dahiya took charge as the additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) of the traffic wing. The drive was carried out near the Inter-state Bus Terminal, Samrala Chowk and Jagraon Bridge. Police also started a special drive against drunken driving.

However, on Tuesday, police issued 100 challans to threewheeler drivers for violating traffic rules. They also impounded 10 three-wheelers for not possessing valid documents.

SPECIAL CHECKPOINTS IN CITY

Dahiya said traffic police will also set up special checkpoints at various junctions across the city including Sarabha Nagar main market, Lodhi Club Road and outside the railway station from 9pm to 11pm daily to deter drunken driving. The traffic wing has eight alcometers to check alcohol content.

Police have also involved volunteers to manage traffic, with 10 already on board and 27 more to join soon.

PAY MORE FOR BREAKING RULES

The ADCP said police have launched a tow-away drive in the city and it will cost the owner of the vehicle `950 to get back an impounded vehicle. Earlier, the fine for wrong parking was Rs 500.

TRAINING SESSIONS IN SCHOOLS

Police have also offered practical training sessions for schools and colleges. The ADCP added that police will bring interested students to Bharat Nagar Chowk and other major traffic points of the city and give them practical training on traffic rules.