Punjab Police vehicle challaned for zebra crossing violation in Chandigarh
A Fortuner SUV belonging to the Special Protection Unit of Punjab Police was challaned for stopping over the zebra crossing at the Hallomajra light point around 8:30am on Saturday.
A commuter took to Twitter to post a picture of the SUV along with a Nissan Sunny, both standing on the zebra crossing.
A traffic violation information slip (TVIS) challan was issued against the car, which was registered in the name of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Special Protection Unit. The fine will be of ₹500, but since it is a police vehicle, the driver will have to pay double the amount as per the amended Motor Vehicles Act.
The traffic police have issued 69,470 TVIS challans in 2019. Parking on zebra crossing remains the most commonly caught offence on camera.
For now, the evening driving test facility will be available at the automated driving test tracks (ADTTs) in Shakurbasti, Mayur Vihar and Vishwas Nagar. The night driving test will be held in slots between 5pm and 7pm and 45 appointments will be available daily at each of the three tracks.
A police team, after procuring call details of Dr Vijay Singla, also questioned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator, who, along with his officer on special duty (OSD) Pardeep Kumar, is in police remand till May 27, a senior officer said, requesting anonymity. “Singla was also cross-questioned in front of his OSD,” the officer added.
After a nearly three-fold spike between Monday and Tuesday, tricity's daily Covid-19 cases recorded a slight dip on Wednesday. Compared to 12 cases on Monday that spiked to 33 a day later, the tricity logged 24 infections on Wednesday. Chandigarh reported 13 cases, same as the day before, while in Mohali and Panchkula, the cases dropped from 10 to seven and four, respectively.
Delivering a fake branded belt has cost online marketplace Snapdeal and a retailer, Amicraft Lifestyle Pvt Ltd, dear. Penalising the two firms, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh, has directed them to refund ₹361, the cost of the belt, and pay ₹5,000 as compensation for causing agony and harassment, and litigation costs. There were bubbles on both sides of the belt and it started cracking after being used just thrice.
A day after a 19-year-old youth hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his house in Zirakpur on Tuesday night, police on Wednesday booked his female friend for abetment to suicide. Investigating officer Dharam Singh said both the boy and the girl studied at a private university in Kharar. On Tuesday, he was found hanging in his room by his brother around 11.30 pm.