Pune: In order to rein in traffic violators in the city, Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham has warned that such persons will not get police clearance certificate (PCC), which is essential to get a passport. Many companies also insist on PCC during job hirings.
Venkatesham told Sakal Times, “We are preparing a list of the traffic violators. Such persons will not get PCC. We will communicate their details to the concerned department. The bottom line is that people should fall in line and follow traffic rules.”
According to the police, every year, about 400 persons die on roads in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. Also, due to exponential growth in vehicle population, there are traffic jam issues also. Many youngsters drive recklessly and endanger other persons lives also.
After taking charge on August 3, Venkatesham had ordered a crackdown on people violating various provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act. In a special drive against Royal Enfield Bullets with modified silencers, the Pune city traffic police took action against around 200 motorbikes in a day last week and fined them for installing noisy silencers post modification of the originals. Police had collected Rs 1.2 lakh fine from the violators. The modifications are done by mechanics by introducing an additional cylinder.
In order to prevent accidents and bring discipline on road, Pune city police traffic branch also conducted a special drive and penalised 919 drivers and collected Rs 2.54 lakh fine from traffic violators.
488 drunk drivers caught in two days
On August 11 and 12, traffic cops filed cases against 488 persons, who were caught driving under influence of alcohol. Police slapped charges against them under section 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act and sent the matter to the district court in Shivajinagar. Police have appealed citizens to follow traffic rules.