‘Lack of manpower allows violators to get away’

The digital board displays the registration number and speed of a speeding vehicle.

The digital board displays the registration number and speed of a speeding vehicle.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

Saurabh TrivediNew Delhi

Uttar Pradesh Traffic Police officers claim they do not have enough manpower and infrastructure for deployment of staff on Yamuna Expressway.

Drunk driving

“Each toll booth has 10 gates on each side. We have deployed two constable at each toll booth to fine violators. Thanks to manpower shortage, violators manage to flee,” said a police officer.

He added, “We primarily focus on calls regarding accidents on the expressway. Drunk driving is the most common reason. We have patrol cars to keep drunk driving in check but the 165-km-long expressway cannot be secured with a handful of police personnel.”

However, the police have to ensure that other travellers on the expressway are not inconvenienced because traffic checks on the stretch could lead to traffic jams, defeating the purpose of having an expressway.

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