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Surprise check for traffice rules violation

By Our Staff Reporter

KOCHI, OCT. 9. In a surprise check for traffic rules violators in the city during Friday night, police registered 250 petty cases and collected Rs. 9,000 as fines.The raids were led by the Assistant Commissioner (Traffic-East), K. E. Joy, and the Assistant Commissioner (Traffic-West), S. Sasikumar, as instructed by the City Police Commissioner, Dinendra Kashyap.

Twenty-seven persons were booked for drunken driving. Cases were registered for driving without valid licence, carrying more pillion riders in two-wheelers, overtaking from the left side, talking to mobile phones while driving and rash driving.

More such combing operations will be held during the month, Mr. Kashyap said. More than 200 police officers were involved in the operation.

Traffic issues were discussed at the monthly interaction organised by the City Police Commissioner with various residents' associations in the city. Representatives of about 50 residents' associations in the city participated in the session held at the Armed Reserve Camp office.

The residents' association representative said many private buses were not using the bus bays in busy junctions like Vyttila. They complained about autorickshaw drivers who consume alcohol while taking school students in their vehicles. They demanded that a new police station be started at Vyttila and clear the confusion regarding the jurisdiction of the Palarivattom Police Station.

The progress of steps taken on issues taken up during the last meeting was reviewed in the meeting. The suggestion to assign beat policemen to cover by-lanes has been implemented, police officials told the meeting. Assistant Commissioners and Circle Inspectors in the city attended the meeting.

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