Pune police crackdown on ‘noisy’ Royal Enfield motorbikes

In a special drive against Bullets with modified silencers, the Pune city traffic police took action against around 200 Royal Enfield motorbikes in a day and fined them for installing noisy silencers post modification of the originals.

pune Updated: Aug 08, 2018 16:57 IST
Nadeem Inamdar
Nadeem Inamdar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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In order to prevent accidents and bring discipline on road, Pune city police traffic branch on Monday conducted special drive and penalised 919 drivers and collected Rs2.54 lakhs fine from traffic violators.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Pune The thumping sound of the Royal Enfield motorbikes’ modified silencer will no longer be music to policemen’s ears as the officials have undertaken a drive to fine the owners of these motorbikes for causing pollution.

In a special drive against Bullets with modified silencers, the Pune city traffic police took action against around 200 Royal Enfield motorbikes in a day and fined them for installing noisy silencers post modification of the originals. The action against bikers were taken under Section 119 and 190 (2) of Motor Vehicle Act. The Act pertains to unauthorised modifications to the vehicle, often causing nuisance.

The officials said that the police have managed to collect Rs 1.2 lakh fine from the violators. The city has in the past few years seen rising number of Royal Enfield motorbikes with modified silencers for producing thumping sound while driving. The modifications are done by mechanics by introducing additional cylinder.

ACP (administration) Prabhakar Dhamale, attached to DCP (traffic) headquarters, said that the youth have been found tampering with the motorcycle’s original silencer to add more growl to their Enfields. “The youth and some groups who want to spread their tentacles in a particular area too are resorting to such types of growling silencers. We have taken action against them and will continue with the drive,” said Dhamale.

In order to prevent accidents and bring discipline on road, Pune city police traffic branch on Monday conducted special drive and penalised 919 drivers and collected Rs2.54 lakhs fine from traffic violators.

The special drive was conducted on the instructions of newly appointed police commissioner K Venkatesham. The actions were taken under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicle Act.

A total of Rs 23,100 was collected from 36 persons for rash driving using racing bikes. In case of minors, their guardians were fined Rs 42,000 has been collected from 265 persons for triple seat riding. Police used jammer on vehicles of 418 persons and collected Rs 69,400 for parking in no-parking zones and creating obstructing.Police have appealed people to follow traffic rules and support traffic police in maintaining discipline on road.

First Published: Aug 08, 2018 16:56 IST