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Hyderabad: 5,692 booked for drunk driving, Rs 93 lakh collected

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 23, 2018, 2:12 am IST
Updated Dec 23, 2018, 2:12 am IST
If any government employee is caught drinking and driving, mails are sent to his/her respective department for further action to be taken.
A total  of 7,93,441 challans were issued by the Rachakonda traffic police in 2018. (Representational Image)
 A total  of 7,93,441 challans were issued by the Rachakonda traffic police in 2018. (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: Rachakonda traffic police has booked a total of 11 lakh cases under various Motor Vehicle Act violations. As many as 5,692  drinking and drive cases were book in 2018 under Rachakonda and imposed a fine of Rs 93 lakh and courts have awarded imprisonment to 897 offenders. Cops also conducted counselling sessions through professionals.

Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat introduced a new instrument named body worn light which can be visible upto one kilometre. It has 360 degrees visibility. It would be helpful for cops at night.

 

“If any government employee is caught drinking and driving, I am writing letters to the concerned department. It is the same for private employees and students too. I write letters to the company or college concerned stating they have been caught drinking and driving,” said Mr Bhagwat.

“We have also conducted 230 traffic awareness programmes in various places like educationational institutes, RTC depots, autorickshaw stands and others. During these programmes 38,304 school children and 6,189 drivers were educated,” added the official. 

A total  of 7,93,441 challans were issued by the Rachakonda traffic police in 2018. If a person has more than three challans during his vehicle would be seized during routine checks. 

There are around 1,19,933 overspeeding cases booked in Rachakonda. 

“If a vehicle crosses the speed limit, we are issuing an e-challans. Most speeding cases are in ORR. We also plan to introduce integrated traffic management system combining all three commissionerates. Through CCTV cameras, we can detect the violations and issue a challan, the official added.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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