Traffic Dept uses multi-pronged approach to tackle traffic violation menace

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 6 December 2018

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Tejaswi Satpute conducted a lecture on traffic rules in Annasaheb Magar College in Hadapsar. A new traffic signal was installed by traffic police in Saswad. The Faraskhana traffic division spread awareness on helmet usage in Poona College.

Pune: Officials of the City Traffic Police Department have chosen to use a multi-pronged approach to solve the issue of traffic menace in the city. On one side, the department is spreading awareness about traffic rules in schools and colleges while on the other side, the department has also started penalising traffic offenders and collecting their pending dues. 

Around 21,000 people were penalised in the last 20 days during the drive of traffic police of collecting pending dues. Traffic police officials said people violating traffic rules are monitored through CCTV cameras placed in the city. As people are not paying the fines, traffic police have started the drive to collect pending dues.

On Wednesday, Traffic Police Inspector Jitendra Koli of Airport traffic division penalised 10 car drivers and collected a fine of Rs 12,000 for violating the norm of no-parking and no-halting. Similarly, Shivajinagar police division nabbed 307 offenders who were penalised and Rs 4.85 lakh was recovered from them.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Tejaswi Satpute conducted a lecture on traffic rules in Annasaheb Magar College in Hadapsar. A new traffic signal was installed by traffic police in Saswad. The Faraskhana traffic division spread awareness on helmet usage in Poona College.

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