PUBLIC’S OUTLOOK DURING LOCKDOWN-
The second lockdown in India is slowly moving to the unlocking phase in the country. The covid-19 has taken a huge toll on the country. After going through two waves of the corona disease, it is expected that the people will take the covid-19 guidelines seriously and will follow them as it is for their own safety.
But instead of following the norms and staying at home, there is a group of people who are spending their time as if on a holiday. There are thousands of people out of their homes without any valid reasons. Not only that, they are found without masks. India is at a stage where it is recommended for everybody to wear two masks; people don’t bother wearing even one.
CHANDIGARH’S TRAFFIC SITUATION-
- More than 14,000 challans have been issued in Chandigarh in the year 2021 just for violations of speed limits.
- The record for issuing speeding challans, last year in Chandigarh was recorded to be more than 1500.
The numbers alone prove the rapid increase of traffic violators in the city.
Palal Goel, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Traffic administration announced the installation of automatic number plate recognition systems.
‘We appeal to all motorists to stick to the speed limits for their own safety, or else action will be taken,’ she says.
STEPS TAKEN BY THE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT-
To facilitate awareness among the people the Traffic Police Department in Chandigarh enforced uniform speed limits for the city roads.
Under this system, the roads of the city have been divided into three sections:
- Dual carriageway (roads with dividers, which were earlier termed V1 and V2),
- Single carriageway (roads without dividers; earlier V3 and V4),
- Sector roads (previously V5 and V6).
- The motor vehicles have been divided on the basis of the number of seats in the vehicles.
The issue of challan and the fine charged to the offenders are also categorized:
- For the first time offense-
- Two-wheelers and light motor vehicles are fined Rs 1000.
- Medium and heavy motor vehicles are fined Rs 2000.
- For subsequent offenses-
- Two-wheelers will be charged Rs 1500
- Light motor vehicles will be fined Rs 2000
- Medium and heavy motor vehicles will be fined Rs 4000.
- The license of the driver may be suspended for three months for the second or subsequent offense.