- ‘Rs 6 cr realised from violators’
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SRINAGAR: The government on Wednesday claimed to have evolved a “multipronged strategy” aimed at strictly enforcing traffic laws and ensuring the better traffic management in the state.
In a written reply to a query in the assembly, the chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said that to ensure better traffic management in capital cities and major towns of the state, the government has taken/proposed several measures including provision of additional manpower from armed police, women police personnel, launching of website (www.jktrafficpolice.nic.in) and deployment of Mobile Traffic Vehicle squads among other initiatives,” the chief minister said.
Mufti also said there will be ban on the entry of heavy vehicles into the city limits during day time and the wrongly parked vehicles will be lifted from roads.
He said besides creating the awareness campaigns about traffic laws, the special encroachment drives are being launched by the concerned authorities.
The chief minister said the construction of flyover from Jahangir Chowk to Rambagh, multi-storeyed parking complexes and up-gradation of Srinagar-Jammu from Qazigund to Srinagar will ease traffic pressure “which will help in overcoming the inconvenience to the general public”.
“The ERA has taken up the construction of flyover from Bikram Chowk to Government College for Women, Gandhinagar and the fourth bridge at Tawi has taken load of the old Tawi Bridge,” he said.
Mufti Sayeed said that in order to prevent traffic offences, six Traffic Inspector Vehicles have been deployed on ground and the school timing has been fixed in a manner to avoid traffic jams.
“The installation of Electronic Traffic Signal System, delineators, traffic cones and road dividers in two capital cities has yielded positive results and have inculcated a sense of discipline among the drivers,” the chief minister added.
Meanwhile, in a seperate question, the government also said that it has issued 4,05,910 challans realizing a fine of Rs 6,00,40,685 from the traffic ruleviolators.
The government said the collected fine is in addition to the Towing charges of Rs 36,48,745 (for wrong parking) and Court fine of Rs 1,41,00,058 realized by the High Courts on Traffic challans during the same period.