Nagpur: Days after curbing parking in internal lanes and declaring many lanes one-way in Dhantoli, the Traffic cops cracked down on offenders for violating the rules. The move follows directions of Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on a PIL filed by Dhantoli Nagrik Mandal.
On June 3, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Ravindrasingh Pardeshi had issued notifications to regulate traffic by declaring no parking on both sides of 13 lanes, and on one side at five lanes besides declaring no entry in three lanes. For couple of days, the traffic police embarked on creating awareness about the notifications. They have installed boards to the effect at many vantage points for guidance and knowledge of the people. From Monday, June 5, the traffic police started penalizing the offenders. Armed with mobile public address system atop police jeep and a crane, as many as 40 traffic officials and personnel led by Senior Police Inspector Jayesh Bhandarkar were deployed to regulate the vehicular movements in the area since Monday morning. Police have also placed barricades and banners to educate motorists about one-way parking, no parking and other traffic restrictions.
The Traffic cops have so far booked 75 motorists and drivers for violating one-way rule, while 113 were challaned for parking vehicles in no-parking zones, four were caught for driving on the wrong side and 28 two-wheelers were also lifted from no-parking zones. The action is being taken under the provisions of Sections
The action against violators of traffic rules will continue in the coming days as well, said the top officials.