Safe City Drive: Commissionerate Police Intensifies Drive Against Traffic Violations

Bhubaneswar: Continuing enforcement under the Safe City Drive, a total of 143 vehicles were seized, and fines of Rs 89,100 were realised during a blocking and checking operation on Friday and Saturday night in Bhubaneswar UPD for violating traffic rules, including drunken driving, mobile use while driving and reverse riding, the Commissionerate Police said on Sunday.

On the night of 15th and 16th June 2024 night, under the direction of Sanjeeb Panda, Commissioner of Police Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, the Commissionerate Police intensified their efforts against reverse riding, mobile using and drunken driving violations.

Police stations including K.V. Nagar, Khandagiri, Jatni, Infocity, Airfield, Nayapalli, Saheednagar, Chandaka, Bharatpur, Badagada, Capital, Airport, Nanadankana, Mancheswar, Laxmisagar, Tamando, Infovally, Pahala, Balaianata, Balaipatna, Maitribihar, C.S.Pur, along with Traffic PS-I & II, under the supervision of Addl. DCP Bhubaneswar Sri Suresh Patra, conducted an enforcement drive against reverse riding , using mobile phones and drunken driving on Friday and Saturday night at more than 50 vulnerable points across the city under the jurisdiction of all police stations.

A total of 143 vehicles were seized for drunken driving, using mobile phones and reverse riding. Police have filed the cases in the court. The violators will have to pay fines in court to release their vehicles. Police have also recommended RTO for suspension of the Driving Licenses. Vehicles such as Mercedes, Mahindra Thar, Jeep Compass, Ford Endeavour, Tata Nexon, Maruti Grand Vitara, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Fortuner, MG Hector, Scoda, Renault Duster, Hyundai Alceizer, Mahindra—300, Tata Nexon, Toyota Hyrider, and Hyundai Creta were among those seized.

Upon seeing police checkpoints, violators took U-turns and drove in reverse direction under the influence of alcohol. The police team in the rear was prepared, using spikes to catch those reversing, resulting in the seizure of 12 four-wheelers and 6 two-wheelers for reverse riding.

Adopting a “Zero Tolerance Approach,” the Twin City Police Commissioner, Sanjeeb Panda, has appealed to the public to refrain from using mobile phones while driving, driving in reverse direction, and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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