Mangaluru

Hampankatta, Attavar to be no-honking zones, says Suresh

T.R. Suresh, Commissioner of Police, at an interaction with presspersons in Mangaluru on Friday.

T.R. Suresh, Commissioner of Police, at an interaction with presspersons in Mangaluru on Friday.   | Photo Credit: H.S. MANJUNATH

Raising awareness on this to start during road safety week beginning on Sunday

The stretch between Hampankatta and Clock Tower Circle, and between KMC Hospital Attavar and Bishop Victor Cross Road will be developed as no-honking zones, said Police Commissioner T.R. Suresh here on Friday.

In his interaction during the ‘meet the press’ programme here at Press Club, Mr. Suresh said a notification for declaring the stretch between Hampankatta and Clock Tower Circle as a no-honking zone was issued in 1993.

Similarly, the notification regarding KMC Hospital and Bishop Victor Cross Road was issued in 2000.

Mr. Suresh said that awareness activities about these two zones will be part of the road safety week programme that will start on Sunday. “We will then start enforcing the rule. Violators will be booked under the Indian Penal Code for violating orders that are promulgated,” Mr. Suresh said.

The police are studying other potential areas that need to be declared as no-honking zones, he added.

As per directions from the Union government, Mr. Suresh said the city police has opened a ‘one-stop centre’ at the Women’s Police Station for cases of harassment to women. The women will get all assistance, including medical and legal, at the centre.

Mr. Suresh said the city police have proposed to have a new building for the centre, which will also have a facility for the victims to stay.

On regulating social media content which has a potential to create communal tension in the city, Mr. Suresh said efforts are being made to strengthen the city police’s social media monitoring cell and catch the accused.

On action against illegal sand extraction, Mr. Suresh said that 90% of cases are being booked at the instance of the police.

Under the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, the police are not empowered to register a First Information Report directly and it has to be done by the Department of Mines and Geology. The Department was taking time in registering FIR following raids by police, he said.

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