Traffic police seize 30 tippers for violation in Srinagar

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
November 13, 2017 CITY 534 Views
Traffic police seize 30 tippers for violation in Srinagar

Acting on the public complaint, Traffic Police City Srinagar has raided Padshahi Bagh area and seized 12 tippers from the area.
According to the statement issued to KNS, the tipper drivers on Nov 10 evening violated the No Entry timing norms and entered City premises around 7:00 PM.
In a similar action on public complaint, Traffic Police City Srinagar raided Dalgate area yesterday evening around 8:00 PM and seized 18 tippers violating No Entry timings.
Traffic Police City Srinagar welcomed complaints of public importance.
Earlier people complained the department o violation of traffic norms by tipper drivers.
Several check points are located in the Srinagar by the J&K Police to check the heavy vehicles (tippers, trucks).
“There are no restrictions on plying of traffic personnel even during day hours. One can see the trippers plying in Srinagar city even before 5 pm,” Ghulam Mohammad, a resident of Batamaloo said.
“It is traffic police personnel who are allowing trippers to ply during day time and create massive traffic jams,” he added.
As per the rules, the trippers can’t ply in Srinagar city before 8 pm. “Nothing such is being followed because there is nexus between tripper owners and the traffic personnel,” Farooq Ahmad, a Sumo driver said.
There has been an alarming increase in the number of vehicles in the Valley that has resulted in an unprecedented increase in traffic accidents. There are allegations from the common people that police persons who are supposed to streamline the traffic movement remain busy in minting money from the drivers.
Sources said hundreds of tippers and trucks are plying on the roads of Srinagar every day but there are no restrictions on them. “The fast moving trippers are responsible for growing road accidents in the state especially in Srinagar,” a traffic personal said, wishing not to be quoted by name.
While three people die in 17 road accidents on an average in Jammu and Kashmir daily—twice the national average.

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