Kadapa police launch traffic control drive

Special Correspondent

Police to strictly enforce rules to streamline vehicles

Heavy vehicles to be permitted to enter city between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Vehicles that lacked number plates or had fancy number plates seized

KADAPA: Kadapa police launched a special drive on Monday to streamline traffic movement in Kadapa by strictly enforcing traffic rules, on the directions of Kadapa SP D.S. Chauhan.

Substantial number of civil and traffic policemen were deployed for traffic control duties at several important circles in the town under the supervision of Kadapa DSP B.V. Subba Reddy. The police officials and personnel created awareness among two-wheeler riders against rash driving, triple riding and driving while using mobile phones and smoking, as part of a two-day counselling before commencement of levying of fine on Wednesday.

Heavy vehicles were stopped on the city outskirts and their drivers were told that they would be permitted to enter the city only between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Over a couple of vehicles that lacked number plates or had fancy number plates were seized and kept in the One Town, II Town and Taluk police stations. Police got the fancy number plates painted as per the guidelines laid down in the Motor Vehicles Act.

Police collected fine from vehicle riders not possessing valid licences and other documents and also enforced one-way traffic and parking. Autorickshaw drivers were advised not to drive rashly and desist from overloading passengers and were warned of stern action against violators.

Kadapa West circle inspector U. Suryanarayana, Kadapa East CI V. Narayanaswamy Reddy, Kadapa Rural CI Harinath Reddy, SIs Sudhakar Reddy, Krishnamohan and Satyababu, Kadapa Traffic SI Chandrasekhar, Chintakommadinne SI Narasimhulu and Chennur SI Purushotham Raju participated.

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