Commissioner of Police T. Rajendran on Tuesday warned of stern action against those violating traffic rules and said the Chennai Police had recommended cancellation of 700 driving licences this year.
Talking to reporters, he said the driving licences of 180 vehicle users who violated rules were cancelled since January based on the recommendations of the police. “More than 6 lakh cases were registered for various violations and the traffic police collected a penalty of Rs.6.06 crore up to August 31 in 2010. More than 1.33 lakh cases were booked against autorickshaw drivers alone. About 22,190 notices were sent to traffic violators,” he said.
Mr. Rajendran said the police had acquired advanced gadgets for effective traffic management.
A total of 119 breath analysers, including 62 with digital reading and printing facilities, have been procured to check drunken driving. Besides, two vans were purchased at a cost of Rs.13.10 lakh each to create awareness on road safety. The number of fatal accidents came down by 13 this year owing to the firm enforcement of traffic rules, he said.
A security scheme had been drawn up for the Vinayaka Chathurti celebrations. A large number of police personnel would be deployed for the idol immersion programme slated for September 18 and 19, Mr. Rajendran added.