Aizawl, Dec 7: Traffic rules would be enforced in stricter form in the capital as well as in all district headquarters before and during Christmas and New Year celebration as measure to ensure road safety, C. Lalthanmawia, Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Aizawl district today said.
Interacting with media persons at his office chamber here, C. Lalthanmawia called upon media fraternity for their full cooperation in giving awareness about traffic rules and traffic maintenance to the public. He said that traffic rules have been stiffen since this December to avoid or reduce regular road accident during Christmas and New Year celebration unlike it happened in the previous years. The cooperation of media in sensitizing the people about traffic rules and road safety is crucial as they are an integral part of public servant who educates people through their writing and information, he said.
C. Lalthanmawia said that ‘No Tolerance Drive or Checking has been jointly launched by Mizoram traffic police and Transport Department from today to ensure that all vehicles including two wheelers have valid registration and documents to ensure road safety during the festive season.
He added that No Tolerance Drive would be launched randomly without making specific checking buy gabapentin for dogs online zone and it would be done on surprise checking so that traffic rules violators are brought to justice. He said that the government would not record or prepared list of motor vehicles being checked and would not issue receipt or paper slip indicating the checked vehicle unlike it was done in the previous year. “The government has decided to go this way to ensure that receipt are not pass on to others as used to be done previously to avoid checking,” he added.
According to the SP, Aizawl city is divided into 5 traffic zones, 15 sectors and 48 beats. There are 23 umbrella typed of traffic duty points and 12 non-umbrella points in the capital.
Although the sanction strength of traffic unit in Aizawl city is 268, there are at present only 217 staffs along with 98 constables from armed police and reserved police attached to it.
During the period January to November, 2015, the total amount of fines received from violators in Aizawl city alone was over Rs 34 lakhs, C. Lalthanmawia said, adding the state government has also mulled over introducing city bus express for speedy service and reduction of traffic jam in the capital.