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Drive to curb traffic rule violations on Sundays, holidays

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New Delhi: As many as 170 persons were today prosecuted for violating traffic rules at an intersection in Central Delhi, in a drive to curb the tendency to violate traffic laws on Sunday and holidays when there is thin presence of traffic police.

Crossing of Ranjit Singh Marg and Mir Dard Marg in Central Delhi was selected for this purpose.

More than 20 teams with the help of PCR vans and local police carried out the operation from 12AM to 2 PM by surprise, said Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander.

Total 170 traffic violators were booked for various offences. In many cases, the persons being booked were car owners who had handed over the vehicle to minors. Some of the vehicles were also impounded, said Chander.

“There is a general impression that on Sundays and holidays there is thin presence of traffic police on the roads. This gives rise to the tendency to violate traffic laws by the motorists.

“In order to check and control this tendency, Delhi traffic police conducted operation Chakravyuh to prosecute violators of traffic rules particularly the two wheeler riders who had scant regard for the law,” said Chander.

“We will carry out operation Chakravyuh on various junctions and localities by surprise in the coming days,” Chander added.