Udupi: Public should not violate traffic rules for their convenience – SP Nisha James

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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Jul 12: “A special drive will begin by next week to control wrong side vehicle driving on national highway, checking silencer and examining vehicle insurance. For these things, a targeted action will be taken soon. Public should not violate traffic rules and regulations for their convenience. Hence, people should follow rules for their safety,” said superintendent of police (SP) Nisha James on Friday, July 12.

Nisha was speaking at the weekly phone-in-programme at the SP office. SP Nisha further said “Around 16,258 cases have been registered under violation of Indian Motor Vehicles Act. The traffic police department conducted two week special drive on various issues. As many as 100 cases are registered on goods and service vehicles. As many as 51 cases have been registered on school vehicles. Other cases registered are on use of mobile phone while driving, over speed, no parking and driving without helmet.

“As many as 23 persons were arrested in 23 matka cases. Eight cases are registered under gambling and 60 were arrested. Two persons were arrested in cases relating to excise department. 19 were arrested under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and 108 cases were booked under COTPA.

“If anyone violates IMV act, their driving license will be suspended for three months or will be cancelled with heavy fine. As many as six children can be carried in an auto rickshaw at a time, who are under 12 years of age.

“In 2017, there were 7 cases registered and 14 cattle were rescued in cattle theft cases. In 2018, 20 cattle were rescued in 11 cases. In 2019, 11 cattle are rescued in five theft cases. In addition, police also registered Suo Moto cases on illegal cattle trafficking. 68 persons have been arrested in 26 cases and 41 cattle have been rescued in 2017. 47 persons have been arrested in 31 cases and 73 cattle are rescued in 2017. 31 persons are arrested in 14 cases and 57 cattle were rescued in 2017.

“30 check posts have been set up in Udupi district to prevent illegal transport. 10 check posts are working in day time according to the availability of staff. Preventive action has been taken to control illegal cattle transport. A special parade, of those who are still active in this act, will be conducted. We have given instructions to all the sub-divisions to know the whereabouts of these people. Locals have to take care of the street cows.”

Matka, gambling, College students spending study time in Ajjarkad park, illegal liquor shops, and no parking issues were the complaints received in the SP-phone-in programme.

“Today we are imposing heavy fine, which is ten times more than earlier amount against violation of IMV act. Now it is working effectively, people are getting aware of it,” said SP.

DySP T R Jai Shankar, Sitaram, inspector SEN division and others were present.


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  • Jebin, dubai

    Sat, Jul 13 2019

    Good Decision SP Nisha James.
    Hope traffic rules should be as per Dubai Traffic rules.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 13 2019

    These greetings and good wishes emanate from distant America to say kudos madam Nisha James on the steps taken by her to ensure that traffic rules are are obeyed and adhered to.

    As I am connected with The Traffic Department in Mangalore, I make at least seven or eight calls to the traffic wardens to work in conjunction with the police department to ensure that rules are adhered to and lives saved.

    I have known the previous S.P.'s in Udupi and it is my hope to meet Mdam James when I return to India.

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  • Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore Andrapradesh India

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    There need to be traffic lights everywhere in Udupi and Manipal, Make it operational There must be regular raids in all areas where people break traffic rules I am sure Udupi police can achieve this under surveillance

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  • dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    Madam right public should not violate rules for their convenience. But the Government, corporation and etc. should not dig roads, keeps public works unfinished and etc. to their convenience.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    Who ever is the police, they can never control buses and their rash driving, tgey cannot control these buses communiting 100 people in a bus like sheeps...no police have the guts to impose seat belt rule to a bus driver, no police has the guts to completely remove air horns in the buses...they can only fine bike riders for not wearing helmets....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 12 2019

    SP Nisha James, we are proud of you ...

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