2,000 prosecuted for traffic violations since inauguration
New Delhi: With several enthusiastic youth showing off by clicking dangerous selfies or riding their bicycles at high speeds at the recently-inaugurated Signature Bridge, Delhi Police has started seeing red.
Since its inauguration, Delhi Police has prosecuted 2,000 people for various traffic violations on the Bridge, including riding without helmets, improper parking and triple riding.
The role of Delhi Police has become more important than ever now as three people – two medical students and a salesman – died within 24 hours on the bridge.
This has forced cops to intensify round-the-clock patrolling and be vigilant for active violators, who can endanger either their own or others' lives.
On Saturday, Delhi Traffic Police prosecuted 13 people for improper parking, seven for violation of one-way traffic, 74 for riding without helmet, one for dangerous driving, six for triple riding and two for other violations.
"Twelve traffic policemen are deployed from 8 am to 8 pm at the Bridge and its approach road from Khajuri side. Delhi Traffic Police had also written to DTTDC (Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation) for certain speed calming measures and precautionary signages. We are doing everything for a safe ride on the Signature Bridge," said a senior police officer.
Meanwhile, the traffic police has put up boards of no halting and no parking to smoothen flow of traffic, after many commuters were seen enthusiastically halting at random places for selfies.
The two accidents have raised eyebrows of both the Delhi government and the Delhi Police, both of whom have appealed to commuters to drive with caution on the Signature Bridge.
Delhi Police has also intensified their efforts to spread awareness on road safety through workshops and social media platforms.