Traffic police on Monday pressed ahead with the implementation of high fine amounts of Rs.1,000 for traffic violations with more than 50 cases booked for wrong parking, a senior police official said.

The heavy fines were also imposed on those driving while talking on mobile phones, signal jumping, driving without proper permits and dangerous driving.

Traffic police personnel armed with fee challan books and Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs), cracked down on the violators from early in the morning itself. “We were concentrating more on traffic regulation rather than enforcement due to rain and bad roads. Once the traffic flow stabilises, the enforcement will increase,” the official explained.

Traffic police has begun to charge penalty fee of Rs.1,000 for four categories of violations – signal violations, mobile driving, overloading and projection of goods outside vehicles and improper/ illegal parking.

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