New guidelines to keep an eye on traffic violations: Top cop Dr Chandragupta

Mysuru, March 27:- For effective checks on traffic violations, new rules and regulations will soon be introduced, said Mysuru Police Commissioner Dr Chandragupta here on Friday (March 26).

He was talking to reporters at Mysuru Press Club at Agrahara at a seminar organised by the Mysuru District Journalists’ Association (MDJA).

He said, “The vehicles need to be checked from 10.30 am to 11.30 am and 3 pm to 5 pm. We will start a special counter for people to pay their penalty. They can do so on Saturdays and Sundays.”

Dr Chandragupta said, “Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) and Sub-inspectors have the powers to check vehicles. At accident zones, a complete check-up has to be done. On Outer Ring Road, vehicles will have to be checked for over-speeding and drunken driving. Other violations can’t be checked. If there is any violation, he or she can lodge a complaint against the concerned police official.”

He said, “In Mysuru, there are 36 lakh traffic violations reported from 2016 onwards. On an average, 5000 violations are reported every day. Of that, only 500 cases are being booked by the police. The remaining 4500 cases are booked through CCTV cameras.”

MDJA president Ravikumar, general secretary Subramanya, city secretary Rangaswamy, traffic ACP Sandesh and others were present. (MR/KS)

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