Nagpur: The scenario at major squares in city on Friday the September 4 was different in one way or the other. The road users including motorcycle riders, car and other vehicle drivers were put on their toes when the traffic cops manning major squares pushed them back to the stop lines. The stop lines are drawn just before the pedestrian path or zebra crossing.
The stop lines facilitate easy crossing of the road at a square for pedestrians when the traffic signal is green. But at almost all the squares it is witnessed that the motorcyclists, car and other vehicle drivers flagrantly violate the rules and cross the stop lines. This violation invariably puts the pedestrians crossing the road at risk of being hit by the stop line jumped vehicles. The traffic police, bogged down by several complaints in this regard, put their foot down and acted against the stop line violators in a stern manner on Friday. The picture was that many vehicles users were seen being pushed back to the stop lines by traffic cops including woman constables in Sitabuldi and other areas.
While speaking to Nagpur Today, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bharat Tangde said that the Traffic Department had undertaken a Special Drive to ensure that the road users adhere to the stop signals and stop behind the stop line at the traffic signals.
During the Special Drive, punitive action was initiated against drivers and riders of nearly 380 two-wheelers and four-wheelers. The Police officials who were present at various squares included DCP Bharat Tangde, Police Inspector Lanjile, Assistant Police Inspector Ganesh Gurao, Assistant Police Inspector Ingole, Constable Khandekar and other traffic department officials.