SRINAGAR: Traffic Police has booked 1.61 lac violators in the State and recovered fine of Rs. 2.88 crore in the first quarter of the year.
During the period 1390 vehicles were seized while as 25426 two wheeler drivers found without helmets, 2264 triple ridding and 2939 with overloading, a statement issued here said.
The department also organized traffic awareness camps and seminars in educational institutions to improve road user behavior and educate the youth. Special drives were launched against the offences. Motorcycle rallies were organized in Srinagar and Jammu for awareness of youth and general public. Motor cycles fitted with PA systems for important announcements were introduced for public awareness and road clearance for smooth flow of traffic not only in cities but in rural areas as well.
Keeping in view the condition of National Highway from Banihal to Nashri, a successful two way plan was devised for smooth flow of light motor vehicles
During the period, with the active co-operation of all stakeholders, road encroachments, on-road parking and other traffic ills were mitigated to a considerable level to ensure safe and smooth flow of traffic. Road diversions plans were formulated along construction zones to ensure smooth flow of traffic. Special drive was accelerated to book violators and in the first quarter of the current year 1.61 lac challans were executed with a fine realization of Rs 2.88 Crore.