RAMBAN: Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Massarat Islam today led a team of Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) during a crackdown launched on Jammu-Srinagar Highway to book transport operators indulging in overloading, over-speeding and violation of extant traffic rules.
Senior Superintendent Police Traffic Shabir Malik; Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Shafqat Majid and other concerned from MVD and Traffic police present during the drive.
During the checking at Peerah, the Deputy Commissioner inspected several vehicles and advised the passengers to check the condition of vehicle and other necessary documents before starting their journey. The DC said that MVD has also intensified the awareness drive across the district to sensitize the people, especially drivers and conductors about the traffic rules as well as road safety measures to avoid untoward incidents that claim precious lives. The DC informed that District Mobile Magistrate, Traffic Police and District Police have also intensified the checking drives in view of frequent accidents on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway due to negligent driving.
The DC also informed that during intensified drive, the Motor Vehicle Department Ramban has checked nearly 2000 vehicles and challaned 300 transporters for different violations under MVD Act.
Meanwhile, the ARTO informed that today the MVD checking squad inspected more than 500 vehicles, of which 30 were booked for violation of rules.
The ARTO also sensitized the drivers and transporters about the traffic rules, and documents required for them during driving.