Traffic police recovers Rs 32 lakh from violators in 30 days

Official data accessed by Greater Kashmir reveals that in November 2017, 83 commercial vehicles were seized for violating traffic norms. Further 395 two wheelers, 408 auto rickshaw, 411 passenger vehicles, 22 load carriers and 23 heavy motor vehicles were seized for violating traffic norms.

MUDASIR YAQOOB
Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 20 2018 12:29AM | Updated Date: Jan 20 2018 12:29AM
Traffic police recovers Rs 32 lakh from violators in 30 daysFile Photo

In an effort to discourage people from violating traffic norms, Traffic police city has recovered Rs 26 lakh from violators in past one month through compound challans.

Official data accessed by Greater Kashmir reveals that in November 2017, 83 commercial vehicles were seized for violating traffic norms. Further 395 two wheelers, 408 auto rickshaw, 411 passenger vehicles, 22 load carriers and 23 heavy motor vehicles were seized for violating traffic norms.

The data reveals that the number of vehicles seized in November 2017 was 1372 and the fine upto the tune of Rs 2641808 through compound challans were recovered from the violators. Similarly, non-compound challans were forwarded to court where the fine of Rs 355950 was recovered from violators. The traffic police city also recovered Rs 277547 as towing charges from those who had parked their vehicles at roads and non-parking zone, hampering pedestrian and traffic movement.

Confirming the figures, senior superintendent of police (SSP) traffic city, Tahir Saleem said that apart from awareness among the general masses about safe driving, authorities are enforcing relevant laws to discourage violation of traffic norms.

“Following traffic norms is important for safe driving and safety of passengers and co-commuters. The violation of traffic rules endangers life and property of the people. Often, some traffic jams also occur due to wrong parking,” he said.

However, he said that large number of people are cooperating with authorities. He said local traders and civil society groups have also come up with certain good feedback and suggestions for further improvement of traffic management in Srinagar city.