Nagpur: The 75nd anniversary of Independence Day was celebrated with flavors of patriotism across the country on Sunday. The Second Capital of the State witnesses the same with tremendous cheer and gaiety among the Nagpurians. Taking advantage of the national holiday, many had planned trips and get-to-gather to mark this special day.
However, those who took traffic norms for granted under the influence of lofty enthusiasm were slapped challan on Independence Day by the hands of traffic police.
The Nagpur City Traffic Department on Sunday penalized 2,594 drivers (mostly youngsters riding two-wheelers) for violating norms of Motor Vehicles Acts. Besides, cops have also slapped 36 Drunken Driving challans.
Under the guidance of Commissioner of Police, Amitesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sagar Aawad, traffic police personnel undertook the drive in all 10 zones and issued challans worth Rs 1,49,300. Prominent locations like Futala Lake, Seminary Hills, Ambazari Park, where motorists especially two-wheelers riders indulge in hooliganism every year were on police’s radar.
Earlier, the Top Cop had appealed to Nagpurians to not indulge in rash and negligent driving during Independence Day celebrations.