Pune Police Commissioner: Helmets mandatory, but compulsion will be decided after awareness campaign

Pune Police Commissioner: Helmets mandatory, but compulsion will be decided after awareness campaign

Pune Police Commissioner: Helmets mandatory, but compulsion will be decided after awareness campaign

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Two-wheeler riders are required by law to wear helmets. But first, an awareness campaign about helmets will be done. Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar explained that only after seeing the response of the citizens and discussing with the concerned parties, a decision will be taken regarding helmet compulsion.

Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar said that it is mandatory by law for two-wheeler riders to wear helmets. But an awareness campaign about helmets will be implemented first. A decision will be taken regarding helmet compulsion after discussion with the concerned parties.

Meanwhile, the number of accidents has increased in Pune city. Accidental death rate of bikers not wearing helmets is higher. Wearing a helmet is mandatory by law to prevent accidental death. But some organizations in the city have opposed the helmet compulsion citing traffic congestion and slow traffic. City District Congress Committee office-bearers also met the Police Commissioner on Tuesday regarding the same.

Pune Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar said that traffic congestion is a big problem in the city. Every day citizens get stuck in traffic jams for a long time. Therefore, priority is being given to solve this problem. To provide relief to the citizens, ten to twelve major chowks and roads (hotspots) have been identified.

The Police Commissioner further said that efforts will be made to resolve this by discussing with the PMC and related agencies. Its results won’t be immediate. But discussions have been started with the relevant agencies for this. 

In the first phase, Ganeshkhind Road, Anand Rishiji Maharaj Chowk in front of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Shivajinagar, Aundh, Baner, Pashan, Swargate area, Katraj-Kondhwa Road, Khadi Machine Chowk, Wagholi, Nagar Road, Navale Bridge, etc have been identified.

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