Over 16k fined for traffic violations in Gurgaon
The Gurgaon traffic police issued challans to 16, 025 vehicles owners in the Zero Tolerance Day drive which commenced at 8am and went on till 6pm on Thursday.gurgaon Updated: Oct 30, 2015 12:23 IST
The Gurgaon traffic police issued challans to 16, 025 vehicles owners in the Zero Tolerance Day drive which commenced at 8am and went on till 6pm on Thursday.
The drive, which is aimed at ensuring enforcement of rules and setting right examples, was initiated for the third time in the city.
As many as 350 traffic officers and 1,400 police personnel from all police stations, crime and RAF teams were on special duty for the drive.
Traffic rule violators were issued challans for offences such as overspeeding, using mobile phones while driving, having black film on car windows, driving without a seatbelt and riding without helmets.
DCP(Traffic) Balbir Singh said, “Twenty four teams were deployed across the city which was divided into nine zones. No was exempted from the fines and even government officials were fined.
Earlier on June 26, the city police had issued challans to nearly 15,000 offenders within a span of 14 hours.
Over 400 people were killed in each of the last four years on Gurgaon roads. In 2015, 183 deaths have been reported till date.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of non-fatal accidents too - 651 in 2013, 776 in 2014 and 313 till date in 2015. Meanwhile, 4,06,392 challans were issued in 2014 and 2,48,274, till date in 2015.
The road safety committee recently formed by the Supreme Court had asked every state government to formulate a road safety policy and set up a road safety council.
The Haryana government had recently approved the formation of a road safety fund for improving road safety infrastructure in Gurgaon. According to the police, around Rs 4 crore will be allotted this year.
The fund had been formed in accordance with an announcement made by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in January.