Capital traffic police collected 60 lakhs as penalty for traffic violation is not a good sign
ITANAGAR, The Dy SP traffic Nobin Jomoh has informed that this year till now capital traffic police have collected Rs 60 lakhs in fine for violation of traffic rules. Talking to the press here on Sunday Nobin said out of Rs 60 lakhs, the police collected Rs 12 lakh through CJM court.
“There is nothing to be happy about collecting so much fine. Our duty is to ensure everyone follows the law and the capital road remains safe. Law is equal for everyone. No one will be given leniency if they break traffic rules,” said DySP traffic. He urged people to go for a proper sale deed at the time of selling their vehicle to another person. “Sale deed is important. If a property sale deed is not made, the person selling the vehicle will face trouble in case ownership is not changed. Also, the learner should not drive alone on the road,” said Jomoh.
Regarding the lack of parking space in Itanagar, the DySP traffic said the capital administration is trying to work out a solution but all building owners having vehicles should also try to create parking through the ground floor.
“The state government has kept Rs 1.50 Cr for development of parking space. Under the initiative of DC capital Talo Potom efforts are being made to identify govt land which can be used for parking,” said Nobin Jomoh.
However, he made it clear that building owners also have to create parking spaces on their own. “The government alone cannot create parking space. Some of the building owners are making an effort to create parking space which is a good sign. Everyone will have to make a similar effort,” he added. Further, he warned that strict action will be taken if anyone assaults the traffic police on duty.
The DySP traffic also called for people to drive responsibly during the new year time. “I appeal to citizens not to drink and drive. Remember due to your mistake either you or someone will pay a heavy price. Drive responsibly and remain safe,” he added.