In a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Administrator’s Advisory Council on Traffic Management it has been decided that from 1st October onwards any car keeping the side view mirror closed will be charged a fine of Rs. 300.
An awareness drive will be held by the traffic police for three months preceding the law, before issuing the challan, as stated by the chairperson of the committee Sanjay Tandon. “People are not yet aware of the decision. Thus, it is important to first hold an awareness drive and then issue the challans,” are the words of the man himself. A mobile app also has been thought to launch where common people can upload the photos where the law has not been followed. The challans will then be sent directly to the violators once the number of the car is visible in the photos. “Residents will have to post the number of the vehicle properly,” said Tandon concluding.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Shashank Anand also said they were working on the issues regarding vehicles running without proper registration,valid permits and fake number plates, specially three wheelers. He also gave a presentation on datas and statistics regarding road accidents challans issued and motor vehicles impounded in the last few years. The Road Safety Week for children held during their vacations were also mentioned by him. Tandon also inquired about the budget required for replacement of old CCTV cameras and installation of night vision ones to the SSP, Anand.
The standing committee also proposed for a one-way ‘green channel’ operated in the morning and evening hours from Sector 16/17 to Mohali, where Mr Tandon declared that the deadline for the project will be 30th of July. The chairperson further stated, “We are planning that the stretch from Sector 16/17 to Sector 22/23, Sector 35 and the one, which which goes towards Mohali, will be made one way. It will allow people enter and exit smoothly without stopping at traffic lights from 8.30 am to 10.30 am and from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. It will end the problem of traffic jams caused during these hours.”
Mr Bhupinder Singh ,Head Constable in traffic police, was also heavily appreciated by all for composition of a Punjabi song on the charging of fines for honking on the streets. Chandigarh is on its way to be the first honking free city.
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