Traffic Police seizes 29 mini school buses, Challans 75 vehicles
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Traffic Police on Thursday seized 29 school mini buses and Challaned 75 vehicles for violating the Motor Vehicle Act and plying without permit on roads.
Briefing media persons here on Thursday, SSP Traffic Rohit Baskotra informed that a special drive has been conducted by Traffic Police under the close supervision of SP Traffic City, Jammu outside the schools viz Jodhamal Public School, Channi, Heritage School, Sainik Colony, Carmel Convent School Kunjwani Jammu, Guru Gobind HSS Kunjwani, Presentation Convent School Gandhi Nagar, Delhi Public School Residency Road, S.P Higher Secondary School Kacchi Chawni, Dream Land Public School Janipur, K.C International, KC Public School, KC Guru Kul Paloura, St. Peter School Jewel Chowk, St Xavier Convent School, Barnai, KV No.1 Gandhi Nagar and Dogra HSS School Shastri Nagar to check the traffic violations committed by matadors, mini-buses, buses, Omni vans and auto rickshaws engaged for ferrying the school going children.
SSP Traffic informed that during special drive about 29 school buses and mini buses were seized for violating the M.V Act besides 75 vehicles have also been Challaned. The drive was conducted with a view to ascertain whether the driver of the particular vehicle is in possession of valid driving license and other allied documents, he added.
While talking about the number of rising accidents in Jammu Province, SSP Traffic informed that the Traffic Police has been taking several measures to control this menace.
“IG Traffic has already held meeting with members of Bus Unions of routes including Poonch, Reasi, Rajouri, Udhampur and other districts of Jammu Province and stressed upon them to follow traffic rules. The union members readily assured to follow the traffic rules strictly,” he added.
SSP Traffic mentioned that more than 15,000 commercial vehicle drivers were Challaned in violation of MV Act as they had not worn the uniform.
To address the grievances of people related to rash driving, honking, playing of loud music, overloading and other problems, Traffic Police has started Grievance Cell and launched a special helpline number to register complaints by sending an SMS on 94191-47732.