ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The deputy superintendent of police (DySP) traffic, Itanagar capital region (ICR) P. Nobin Jamoh has informed that police have collected a whopping Rs 9 lakh as fine for violation of traffic in the last one month. Briefing media here on Monday he said police will continue to impose strict traffic discipline in the ICR in coming days.
“We hope in the coming days the amount collected as fine comes down and people start following the traffic rules. Please don’t expect police to extend lenience after violating traffic rules,” he said. Further DySP Jamoh said that the majority of people in the ICR follow traffic regulations and support the initiative of police to impose strict traffic rules.
“We are trying our best to educate the public about traffic regulations. 90% of people support our move but few people think they are above law and violate the traffic. Hopefully they will also realize their mistake and extend cooperation. The traffic management can be done only if the people of ICR support our initiatives,” added DySP Jamoh.
The SP Capital Jimmy Chiram has termed reckless parking as a major reason for traffic jams in the ICR. “Traffic density is heavy in the ICR. Citizens should develop self-discipline and not create trouble for others by parking their vehicles in reckless manner,” said SP Chiram. He also said the police will continue the drive against traffic violators and sought the support of the citizens of the ICR.
Meanwhile the secretary transport Dani Salu has urged capital police to continue the drive against traffic violators for at least six months in the ICR. “If this strict rule is imposed at least for 6 months, then a good habit will develop among the citizens and it will drastically improve traffic behaviour,” said secretary Salu. He called upon police to develop zero tolerance against traffic violators.
“The present police team is doing a good job under SP Capital Jimmy Chiram and DySP Nobhin Jamoh. They are working hard to bring in traffic discipline and this should be continued,” he added. Further secretary also shared that DC ICR is exploring the possibilities of using unused government properties lying along the highway to be developed for parking.
One parking lot is already there at Bank Tinali while two are under construction one near Government Higher Secondary School near AP Civil Sectt while another at Ganga Market in place of the old APSTS bus stand and once it is completed the infrastructure will also be utilized for the public service. Salu said.
We need to create a sense of traffic law and there are certain rules and regulations which need to be followed and it would be better if the parents guide their children and near and dear ones to obey traffic law while on the street and also during parking as safety measures. He said.