As Traffic Violations Continue, Police Seize 805 Vehicles, 15,881 Challaned



Continuing its drive against traffic violators to ensure safe driving, Police has seized 805 and challaned 15,881 vehicles in various districts of valley for different offences in December-2015, police said.

The drive is going on in view of the public complaints, grievances with regard to overloading, intermittent/obstructive stops, misbehaviour, uncleanness of vehicles, non-availability of services at late hours, violation of routes, over charging, playing audio/ visual systems, negligent driving, reservation of seats for women/ handicapped, un regulated movement and wrong parking, resulting in traffic jam and accidents.

In South Kashmir: 67 vehicles were seized and 1306 were challaned in Islamabad, 24 vehicles were seized and 378 were challaned in Awantipora, 60 vehicles were  seized and 730 were challaned in Kulgam, 71 vehicles were seized and 831 were challaned in Shopian and in Pulwama 58 vehicles were seized and 461 were challaned.

In Central Kashmir: 255 vehicles were seized and 1769 were challaned in Srinagar, 34 vehicles were seized and 758 were challaned in Budgam, 22 vehicles were seized and 918 vehicles were challaned in Leh and Kargil and in Ganderbal 50 vehicles were seized and 1594 were challaned.

In North Kashmir: 45 vehicles were seized and 1509 were challaned in Baramulla, 29 vehicles were seized and 786 were challaned in Kupwara, 19 vehicles were seized and 647 were challaned in Handwara, 23 vehicles were seized and 1561 were challaned in Sopore and in Bandipora 48 vehicles were seized and 2633 were challaned.

Meanwhile, police said that two persons were injured in two separate road accidents in Bandipora and Handwara.

In Bandipora, a Swift vehicle without registration number driven by Abdul Hamid Sheikh resident of Trigam hit an electric pole at Shilwat Sumbal, resulting in injuries to the driver. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment.

In Handwara, an unknown vehicle hit and injured a boy Waseem Ahmad Khan resident of Bagatpora at main market Handwara. The injured was shifted to District Hospital, Handwara for treatment, wherefrom he was referred to Srinagar hospital for further treatment.

The police statement said that a residential house was damaged in a fire incident in Srinagar.

Fire broke out in the residential house of Mohammad Ashraf Wani resident of Solina Payeen resulting in damage to the structure.

Fire was brought under control by fire tenders with the help of police and locals. However, no loss of life or injury was reported in this fire incident.


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