12 fined, 50 let off with warning
“Why didn’t you hold this drive the day the subway was built?” asked Muffaddar Kherodewala (23) after being fined Rs 105, reports Karthik Balasubramanian.mumbai Updated: Nov 03, 2009 01:16 IST
“Why didn’t you hold this drive the day the subway was built?” asked Muffaddar Kherodewala (23) after being fined Rs 105.
A graduate, he said pedestrians should have been warned from day one that those not using the subway would be penalised.
On Monday, the fourth day of anti-jaywalking drive, being held by the Mumbai Traffic Police in conjunction with Hindustan Times, the police fined 12 people. Fifty others were let off with a warning.
But the drive seems to have little effect as students and office-goers continued to break the rules.
Those caught continued to bring up the same issue — a board should be put up stating that using the subway is compulsory.
Some others complained that they didn’t know what jaywalking was.
Many of them came up with different excuses or argued with the police and walked away.
“I am going to the doctor,” said Suresh Tiwari (45), a tanker driver, and left without even leaving his name at the register, while the police were not looking.
“Here’s the money, take it,” said Sachin Jadhav (27), an accountant and a resident of Thane, though the police had decided to let him off with a warning.
A woman refused to pay the fine and walked away.