Holi, Shab-E-Barat: Know how many fined for traffic violations
Come Shab-E-Barat, every year advisory is issued urging youngsters to not involve in bike stunt.
With Shab-E-Barat being observed for the last two years under the shadow of pandemic, the roads used to wear a deserted look but this time around it was different as the festival was observed with no restriction. Keeping this in mind, advisory was issued.
Though bike stunt was not reported from Okhla and other parts of Delhi, but many bikers were fined for traffic violations.
More than 2,450 people were fined for traffic violations in the city on Holi and Shab-e-Barat, including over 190 for drunk driving, officials said on Saturday.
“A total of 2,456 challans were issued for various traffic violations and a majority of these were issued to motorists without helmets,” an official said citing data.
Nearly 1,921 people were fined for riding two-wheelers without helmets, 314 for triple-riding, 196 for drunk driving and 25 for dangerous driving, said the data shared by police.
Before the start of the festival arrangements were made to stop traffic violators. “The Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements. Traffic police personnel will be deployed at major roads and intersections. Traffic teams will be deployed in different areas. We request you all to follow traffic rules. Do not indulge in drunk driving and triple-riding on two-wheelers and riding without helmets,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Vivek Kishore had earlier said.
In Okhla, several leaders, including social activist Syed Hashmi, issued advisory suggesting youths to maintain peace on the night and avoid bike stunt.