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Rajkhowa concerned over traffic violations by bikers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, June 1: Aruchal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa has expressed serious concern over traffic violations particularly by the bike riders in the twin-cities of Itagar and harlagun.

He said that many were found to be whizzing between the lanes dangerously, mostly without helmets and many with pillions, an official report informed here today.

“It is also found that cars are parked randomly in the both sides of the road creating bottlenecks for moment of vehicles. It is a serious matter as it may also restrict the movement of ambulances and other emergency service vehicles,” the governor said.

Rajkhowa, who has been regularly and persolly monitoring the incidences of road accidents in the state through media reports emphasized that the police must control theses ill-manner bikers and reckless drivers as other law abiding citizens on the road are harassed by them.

He opined that it seems the drivers and bike riders are not aware of traffic rules.

Sharing his experiences of his recent visits to Mumbai, Hyderabad and Shillong besides his earlier visits to USA and Switzerland with police heads of Papum Pare district and Capital Complex at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, the governor said that there is complete compliance of traffic rules and everyone takes it seriously as it is a matter of life and death and loss of precious lives.

He said that if the people of Capital Complex could obey traffic rules in recent past then why they can’t do it now.

“When people are not law abiding, the law enforcing agencies must compel them to abide the law for the safety and security of the common people,” he said while sharing the concern of many parents and denizens of the twin city.

“Some bikers and drivers violate traffic rules in front of the police personnel. Let there be respect for law and law enforcing agencies. If they don’t respect the law enforcing person, they will not respect common citizens. At the same time let them also feel that police are for the people,” he added, while suggesting for ‘People friendly Police motivation Camps’.

The Governor also suggested for raising the traffic pelties, suspension of driving licenses for repeated offenders, installation of automatic sigling systems and many other methods to ensure that every citizen follow traffic rules and prescribed speed limits.

The governor appealed to the parents and guardians to keep a watchful eye over theirs wards and not to allow them to ride motorcycles or drive cars without driving licenses.

“Accountability lies on them too for such reckless behaviour of young boys and girls,” he pointed out.

He also appealed the enforcing agencies to be ideal examples for the citizens and rise to the expectation of the poorest of the poor and weakest of the weak.

Rajkhowa also expressed concern of shortage of senior police officers in the IG and DIG levels.

Surprised to know that some of the districts in the state are without SPs, he stressed that district police chief office must not be kept vacant in any circumstances, the report added.

Meanwhile, the governor has assured that Raj Bhavan would continue its effort to bring down the Marnya Doye murder case into a logical end.

The governor’s assurance came when Hipu Doye, mother of late Doye called him at Raj Bhawan during the day.

Interacting with the relatives of late Marnya, Rajkhowa informed them that Raj Bhawan is pursuing the matter seriously and has already taken it up with the governor and home department of Maharashtra.

The governor also assured to take up the persol security of late Marnya’s eldest sister Mari Doye, who is pursuing her sister’s case in Maharashtra with concerned authorities.

Reposing his faith in Maharashtra Police, the governor advised the affected family to maintain patience. “Since it is a crimil case, it is taking time to ensure that there is no oversight on the part of prosecution,” Rajkhowa said.

While expressing gratitude to the governor for his initiatives in taking up the case with his counterpart in Maharashtra, Doye expressed concern for the safety of her eldest daughter. The family members also shared their apprehensions and conveyed their concerns to the governor in the meeting, the report added.

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