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Beware! Wanna jump signal, the cops are waiting for you

Thursday, 5 December 2013 - 12:27am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
Traffic police carry out drive for the first time on old Pune-Mumbai highway; 621 vehicles caught in three hours
  • Naresh Natu DNA

Do not think of jumping signals to reach to your destination early or you will end up losing more time and money as a team of traffic police will be waiting for you at the other side of the signal. In a surprise drive carried out by Pune traffic police on Wednesday, a total of 621 vehicle users was booked within three hours for jumping signals at 13 spots on the old Pune- Mumbai highway.

It was for the first time that such a drive was conducted only for jumping of signals and the traffic police officials have claimed that the drive will be carried in other parts of the city also. The drive on Wednesday was carried out at 13 signals on the old Pune- Mumbai highway.

On Wednesday morning, citizens, as usual, left their residences in a hurry to reach to their offices, business sites and colleges. Some of the vehicle users did not have the patience to wait at the signals, hence they jumped the traffic signal but 621 vehicle users were caught by a team of traffic police.

The action was carried out at 13 traffic signals including Phugewadi, Tilak Chowk, Pimpri Chowk, Rakshak Chowk, T-32 junction, Nashik Phata, Ahilyadevi Chowk, University Chowk, Mahavir Chowk, Jagtap Chowk, Khandobacha Mal, Dange Chowk and Bhakti Shakti Chowk.

Traffic police had deployed seven police inspectors, 15 assistant police inspectors and 75 constables who carried out this drive from 9 am to 12 noon on Wednesday and booked 621 vehicle users. Out of these vehicle users, driving licences of 153 vehicle users have been sent to Pune regional transport office for suspension.

Deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Vishwas Pandhare said, “ It has been observed that a lot of road accidents have taken place while vehicle users are not showing discipline and jumping signals. The purpose of the action is to prevent vehicle users from jumping signals and bring discipline in the traffic movement. The action will continue in future.”

Cases

Phugewadi: 74, Tilak Chowk: 100, Pimpri Chowk: 65, Rakshak Chowk: 17, T-32 junction: 26, Nashik Phata: 29, Ahilyadevi Chowk: 122, University Chowk: 40, Mahavir Chowk: 45, Jagtap Chowk: 10, Khandobacha Mal: 39, Dange Chowk: 35 and Bhakti Shakti Chowk: 19.


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