ARTO Pulwama intensifies Vehicle checking drive
Rs. 64k fine imposed on violations through e-Challans
PULWAMA: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner, the Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Pulwama, Muazzam Ali Friday conducted a vehicle checking drive to streamline vehicular movement in the district.
During the drive, more than 50 vehicles were challaned and revenue of Rs. 64000 was realised from offenders under various sections of Motor Vehicles Act, whereas documents of 15 vehicles were impounded and 27 vehicles were black listed.
Besides, 04 vehicles indulged in dangerous driving were issued show cause notices for suspension of route permits.
Meanwhile, illegal parking from the main bazaar to the new District Hospital was also cleared to decongest the area for smooth traffic movement.
While sensitizing the drivers regarding traffic rules, ARTO said that violation of traffic rules leads to road accidents and fatalities. He said adherence to regulations can avert road accidents besides making commutation hassle free.
He added that road safety is not only an individual responsibility but a collective as well. He said that issues like rash-driving, use of mobile phones, considering seat belts as a burden, and un-mindful use of beams during night can only be set right by behavioral changes and positive attitude. He said mindful and responsive driving leads to peace and creates a capital of values and fraternity in society.
Ali said that the MVD department has embarked on a mission to have a paradigm shift in driving sense among the commuters in the district besides creating good governance practices in J&K, UT.
The ARTO warned the drivers to strictly adhere to the traffic rules to avoid any action from the department. He maintained that checking of vehicles shall continue in coming days also.
The ARTO was accompanied by Inspectors and other officials from Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) Pulwama.