Traffic violations in Mira Bhayandar have been on the rise with the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions being withdrawn in phases. The drive was conducted from October 27 to 31. The Mira Bhayandar Vasai Virar Police’s Kashimira Traffic Police has collected nearly Rs 7.43 lakh as fines from 2026 violators.
An officer at the Kashimira Traffic unit cited the increase in violations due to stricter surveillance measures in place. “Challans for payment of traffic fines has sent to the offenders with adequate details of their respective violation. Our teams are closely watching key points in the twin city to catch traffic violators around the clock as well,” said Shekhar Dombe, Sr PI, Kashimira Traffic Police.
He added, “The number of road users who drive carelessly is high these days. The thought that not many other vehicles are there on the roads is in a way making many negligent of traffic rules and signals.”
While 930 traffic violations were noted in the mentioned period for two-wheelers, most of those were for not wearing a helmet. “In total, we have collected around Rs 3.55 lakhs from people failing to wear head protective gear while riding two-wheelers in the city in this period,” said Dombe.
At the same time, jumping traffic signals remains to be a major issue. Other major offences noted by the cops include violating ‘No entry’ rules, parking at undesignated areas. Not wearing a seat belt, and using mobile phones while driving were common offences for violators. Meanwhile, the police reiterated that reckless driving and performing stunts on the roads will not be tolerated at any cost.
Under seniors’ guidance
“We have conducted the drive to discipline the violators. The drive conducted under the guidance of MBVV chief Sadanand Date sir, S Jaykumar, Additional CP and Vijaykant Sagar, ACP (Traffic). The violators include three-wheelers (306), four-wheelers (719), garbage trucks and dumpers (71).
|Sr. No||Types of Vehicles||Cases||Fine collected in Rs|
|4||Garbage Trucks/ dumpers||71||28,400|
71 MBMC garbage trucks and Dumpers violated rules
The private contractors working for MBMC and lifting garbage from twin city. They posed as a threat to pedestrians and motorists by transporting garbage in unfit garbage trucks and dumpers. “We have taken action on 71 garbage trucks and dumpers and collected Rs 28,400 from them,” said Dombe.
Police caught several garbage vans without documents including invalid fitness certificates which expire in 2016. While some have found plying on roads without number plates.
“Regularly, we conducted this type of drive. This time, we caught 71 garbage transporting vehicles which have isolated rules,” confirmed Dombe.
“We have been issuing notices to the contractor. MBMC will take strict action against the violators if he refuses to mend his ways,” said Dr Sambhajji Panpatte, Deputy Commissioner, MBMC.