Motorists seem to have become habitual offenders: Navi Mumbai traffic cops

Traffic cops say despite installation of cameras and issuance of e-challans in Navi Mumbai, number of motorists violating traffic norms has spiralled this year

Despite streets across Navi Mumbai being monitored by high- definition cameras and issuance of e-challans to offenders since August 1, violating traffic norms seems to have become a habit among locals, feel officials from the Traffic police department of Navi Mumbai.

Feed from the high-definition cameras installed all over Navi Mumbai is monitored in a central control room by Traffic police officials. File pic
Feed from the high-definition cameras installed all over Navi Mumbai is monitored in a central control room by Traffic police officials. File pic

Speaking to mid-day, they said that the number of motorists booked for violating traffic norms from January to November this year stood at 3,03,301 against the total of 2,92,150 for the same period in 2013.

Officials added that a steady rise in violations was witnessed across various categories, including driving without permits and licences, installation of fancy horns and number plates, driving without a seat belt or helmet, and ferrying passengers beyond the permissible number.

Majority of the offenders were booked during the special drives conducted by the department. DCP (Traffic) Arvind Salve said, “Conducting drives helped us book the offenders, resulting an increase in the number of cases registered this year.”

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Since August 1, more than 200 motorists have been issued e-challans. Those who failed to pay the fine were later issued summons by the Belapur court.

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