Shillong, February 17: The Traffic Branch of East Khasi Hills police last year realised Rs 49 lakh as fine from traffic violators. According to East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (SP), Mariahom Kharkrang, a total of Rs 49,10, 950 were realised as fine from a total number of 14,110 detected cases.
Meanwhile for the January 2015, Rs 3,14,900 were realised from 851 detected cases. Meanwhile, in order to curb frequent traffic violations, Kharkrang has urged drivers to be “self-regulating”. According to the SP, even after signs are put up for “no-entry” or “one-way” people still violate them prompting the Traffic Branch to deploy a police personnel for every such restrictions.
“But now we have decided not to deploy our personnel at the “no-entry” or “one-way” points but we will deploy them right inside the prohibited areas,” Kharkrang said. According to the SP, the approach is to teach and educate the drivers not to violate the traffic rules. It may be mentioned that in December last year, police had detained hundreds of vehicles including those belonging to the government for violating traffic rules in the common city junction Barik. The step was taken to prevent fatal accidents which often took place in the past.