February 2018

Crackdown on traffic violators

November 09, 2017 05:10 PM
The police issue a challan to an auto-rickshaw driver during a special drive in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Ludhiana, November 9 - A challan drive was conducted by the traffic police in the city with special emphasis on illegal auto-rickshaws.


Besides the check points at prominent places, including Bhai Wala Chowk, Aarti Chowk, Bharat Nagar Chowk, mobile nakas were also set up during the challan drive. A number of auto-rickshaws plying without permission were challaned.


Ravinder Pal Singh, traffic in-charge, Zone 1, said the drive was carried out in view of increased traffic congestion. Challans were issued to auto drivers for the violation of traffic rules, including arbitrarily stopping the vehicle to pick up passengers, making them sit on the front seat, and not having complete documents. Some autorickshaw drivers were challaned for installing diesel engines on petrol models. Those not having pollution certificates were also handed out challans by the police.


The ACP (Traffic), Gurdev Singh, said 69 auto-rickshaws were issued challans for not having permit to ply and for other traffic violations. Twentyeight autorickshaws were impounded for not having requisite documents.

A total of 510 challans were issued by the traffic police today. As many as 159 challans were handed out to two-wheeler drivers for not wearing helmet. Twentynine persons were issued challans for not wearing seat belt, 13 for jumping red light and five for using pressure horns. As many as 57 wrongly-parked vehicles were towed away while eight vehicles were impounded as their drivers didn’t have proper documents.


The traffic police staff that generally sit in offices also took part in the drive.

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