Pune: To reduce the number of accidents and for the safe and smooth flow of traffic, Pune city police Traffic Branch would be setting up 66 ‘No Traffic Rule Violation Zone’ on all major roads from August 26 onwards.
This will be a surprise drive. “We shall select the roads randomly in any part of the city and check all the vehicles. Violation of traffic rules like riding two-wheelers without a helmet, triple seat riding on two-wheelers, driving without carrying necessary documents, stopping on Zebra crossings, driving without seat belt, talking on cell phone while driving and driving without a license would be focused on during the drive,” traffic branch said in their statement.
The no-tolerance zone will be implemented on all important roads, including Fergusson College (FC) Road, Jangali Maharaj (JM) Road, Karve Road, Paud Road, Tilak Road, Shastri Road, Kelkar Road, Kumthekar Road, Nehru Road and other major roads in the city randomly. Maximum staff will be deployed for this drive, who will ensure commuters follow the traffic discipline on that particular road. The citizens are hereby requested to follow the rules, traffic police said.
Those violating the traffic rules will find it difficult to get police verification report for various purposes including getting a passport and jobs. “We will share information about the violators with the Regional Transport Office (RTO) and Regional Passport Office (RPO). We are compiling details of people caught violating traffic rules. They will find it difficult to get character certificate (police verification) report for various purposes like passport, job or any other government work,” police officials said.
The number of traffic rule violation cases increased from 68,951 in the first half of 2017 to more than 8 lakh during the same period this year (till June).