24166 vehicles challaned in May

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MVD suspends permits of 12 maxi cabs

SRINAGAR: In order to keep a check on violation of traffic rules, a team of Traffic Police Rural Kashmir has launched special drive against the violators.
The drive has been intensified in view of the quantum of the violations which not only impede the free flow of traffic but also creates inconvenience to both the commuters as well as the pedestrians.
The Traffic Rural Kashmir during this period challaned a large number of private/commercial vehicles including heavy motor vehicles besides many vehicles were seized also. During the month of May 2018, a total of 24166 vehicles were challaned for different traffic violations including over speeding, overloading, overcharging, use of music systems & pressure horns etc. During the drive, people were counselled also and were asked to follow traffic rules.
Of the 24166 vehicles challaned, 5170 were against non-wearing of Seat Belts, 2709 Without DL, 4396 were against non-wearing of uniform, 546 violators were booked under the offence of Overloading, 487 for not wearing of Crash Helmets, 256 for triple riding, 242 against Use of Mobile Phone/Dangerous Driving among other offences as well as 248 vehicles were seized also. Besides a fine to the tune of Rs. 37,09,123 was collected from the violators w.e.f. 01, May 2018 to 31 May 2018.
Moreover, the general public/passengers are requested that they should communicate on Tel. No.9419007686 and Traffic Control Unit Kashmir on Tel No 2485396 & 2450022 whenever they come across any traffic violation.
Meanwhile a team of Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) headed by ARTO Srinagar t carried out raids at Batmaloo, Bemina Crossing, Moominabad, and Tengapora Byepass to check illegal entries of Maxi cabs into the erstwhile bus stand Batmaloo. The drive was carried out on the directions of Transport Commissioner Saugat Biswas and was held under the close supervision of RTO Kashmir.
During the drive, 12 vehicles were found illegally entering into erstwhile bus stand Batmaloo and in compliance to directions of the High Court.
The permits of these vehicles have been suspended for a period of one month.