Pune Traffic Department’s Rigorous Crackdown: 1.5 Lakh Violations Handled, Nearly 50 Lakhs In Fines

Pune Traffic Department's Rigorous Crackdown: 1.5 Lakh Violations Handled, Nearly 50 Lakhs In Fines

Pune Traffic Department's Rigorous Crackdown: 1.5 Lakh Violations Handled, Nearly 50 Lakhs In Fines

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Chetna Raja

Pune, July 10, 2024 – The Pune Traffic Department has intensified its efforts to ensure road safety and enforce traffic regulations, significantly reducing the number of accidents in the city. A series of strategic blockades were organized at key intersections during the night to curb accidents and promote adherence to traffic rules.

Between May 21, 2024, and July 8, 2024, the traffic department undertook 1,58,269 actions against various traffic violations, resulting in the collection of substantial fines. Within this period, 1,232 actions specifically targeted vehicle drivers involved in severe offenses. Notably, in the week from July 1 to July 8, 2024, the department recorded 4,522 actions addressing offenses such as rash driving, improper or fancy number plates, triple riding, wrong-way driving, heavy vehicle violations, and drunk driving. Among these, 1,076 actions were taken against drivers caught driving under the influence of alcohol.

During a concentrated crackdown from July 7 to July 8, 2024, the department took 7,549 actions against motorists for various violations of the Motor Vehicle Act, resulting in fines totaling Rs. 49,79,950.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Rohidas Pawar highlighted that from January 1, 2024, to June 30, 2024, there were 1,684 cases of drunk driving, with ongoing processes to suspend the licenses of those offenders. Pawar emphasized that the special actions aim to ensure citizen safety and enhance public awareness regarding the importance of following traffic regulations.

The Pune City Traffic Branch remains committed to maintaining road safety and creating a culture of responsible driving through continuous enforcement and public awareness campaigns.

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