17 Jun 11: The city traffic police department has sent proposals to government, requesting it to amend the AP Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, so that the upper limit for the fines levied on the motorists can be raised up to Rs.500 for violating various traffic regulations.
As per the present Act, a fine of only Rs.50 to Rs.200 can be levied on the violators. This made the motorists to bother least about the traffic rules. The police said that in the last one decade the number of vehicles on the city roads have doubled to 23.26 lakh. The number of two wheelers doubled, while four wheelers tripled to 3.62 lakh. Keeping this increasing numbers in view, the city police have decided to strengthen the traffic regulations.
Further, for better monitoring of traffic and enforcement, the city will come up with four new traffic police stations. They will be located at the areas of Marredpally, Jubilee Hills, Tolichowki and Nallakunta. The Inspectors are already been appointed for these police stations, but infrastructure allocation and staff division will be done in due course of time.
The traffic department is also taking measures to encourage the traffic personnel by giving rewards to perform better. Every month, a cash prize of Rs.200 will be awarded to a best performing constable and a Home guard from each police station. Similarly, Rs.250 cash reward and a certificate will be given to best performing six Sub-Inspectors (SI’s) and Rs.2000 cash reward and a certificate will be given to top performing Inspectors. ACP will be given Commissioner’s commendation letter.
Source: Times of India