‘Zero tolerance for Games lane violation’
Delhi Traffic Police is facing a unique problem — traffic norm violation by government vehicles including police — on the dedicated Games lane.delhi Updated: Sep 29, 2010 23:22 IST
Delhi Traffic Police is facing a unique problem — traffic norm violation by government vehicles including police — on the dedicated Games lane.
The policemen posted on the dedicated lanes fear to stop the government vehicles that are driving on the Games lane.
To cope with the problem Delhi Traffic Police has sought help from law-abiding citizens.
"We are not going to spare anybody who enters dedicated lanes despite not having authorisation. But we cannot check the problem unless people help us. If we get any information with proof about any government official violating traffic norm by entering the Games lane where restrictions are imposed, we will take action against the official concerned," said a senior officer of the Delhi Traffic Police.
Said Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic): "One of the best way to trace the law violators could be Facebook. We would appreciate if people take photographs of the vehicles of the government officials that enter the dedicated lane and upload them on Facebook, we will immediately issue notices to them."
The traffic police will also show zero tolerance even to the Games related vehicles, which ply on the dedicated lanes at a speed beyond the fixed limit.
"We have registered cases against some vehicles, which were over-speeding. We won’t spare any kind of traffic norm violation on Games lanes," said Ajay Chadha, special commissioner of police (Traffic).
"An accident has also been reported in which a pedestrian was injured when a CWG car hit him on the dedicated lane at Sardar Patel Marg at aroudn 10.20 am on Wednesday," added Chadha.
The CWG car was returning from the airport and no athlete or official was in it at the time of the incident.
The injured, Kanshi Ram (42), was rushed to the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
A case has been registered against the driver (Vicky) of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian.
Chadha further said that people could face arrest for straying into Commonwealth Games lanes and a notification under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code has been promulgated.
First Published: Sep 29, 2010 23:21 IST