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For safer roads: District Revenue Officer V. Kalaiarasi conducting a road safety meeting in Salem on Wednesday. -
For safer roads: District Revenue Officer V. Kalaiarasi conducting a road safety meeting in Salem on Wednesday. -

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Police take action against drivers of 217 vehicles for violations

SALEM: Various issues concerning traffic in the city were discussed at the Road Safety Committee meeting here on Wednesday.

Presided over by District Revenue Officer V. Kalaiarasi, the meeting pointed out that sustained efforts were made by different agencies to regulate traffic and ensure road safety in the city and its suburbs. The members were told about these measures and their feedback was sought.

The meeting was told that police registered cases against 217 vehicles that violated various provisions of the law such as over loading, over speed, transporting passengers in goods carriers etc.

Officials had taken steps to cancel the permits for these vehicles.

Besides licenses of 40 auto rickshaws had been suspended for violating traffic rules frequently.

Explanations were sought from the owners of 60 other autos for the same reasons.

Drive against share autos would be continued in the city. A mere 50 had been issued licenses while more than 100 share autos were plying in the city.

The administration issued a stern warning that autos that carry excess numbers of children would be booked.

It also was decided to erect a high mast lamp at the Valluvar statue junction.

Senior police and revenue officials including PA (General) Vinayakanmurthy, Deputy Collector (Training) Rekha Priyadarshini, Magisterial Sarasdhar M. Chandrasekar and members of the committee participated in the meeting.

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