With over ₹63Cr due in penalties from the commuters for various traffic violations, the Navi Mumbai traffic police have now warned over three lakh motorists to clear the fine amount before August 13 or face action
, Navi MumbaiG. Mohiuddin Jeddy
With over ₹63Cr due in penalties from the commuters for various traffic violations, the Navi Mumbai traffic police have now warned over three lakh motorists to clear the fine amount before August 13 or face action.
A total of ₹63.79Cr is due in penalties currently from motorists for various traffic offences. The penalties have been levied on 3.44 lakh vehicles that include two-wheelers, auto rickshaws and cars.
Purshottam Karad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said, “We have been continuously apprehending traffic violators in our jurisdiction to inculcate traffic discipline in them. Those caught have been provided the facility of online payment so that they can pay at their convenience.”
However, many motorists have been ignoring the e-challans. He added, “We have started sending notices to such defaulters to be present in the Lok Adalat to be held at CBD court on August 13. They will have to pay the dues at the Lok Adalat or prior to that.”
Notices have been sent online as well as offline along with messages on their mobile number.
Karad said, “If the motorists still do not respond, then we shall take further legal action against them and they will have to appear in the court as per the decision of the Lok Adalat. Several of these offenders are repeat violators and hence strong action needs to be taken against them.”
To strengthen the coastal security of Navi Mumbai, the Naval and coastal security officers met the fishermen in a community interaction programme. “The intention of the programme was to guide the fishermen on how to get in touch with the police and inform them about any suspicious activity,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rupali Ambure, said. In May, there was an instance wherein the fishermen noticed signal flares abandoned at the shores of Kegaon, Uran.
The presence of a crocodile near Baur reservoir, where 33rd National Kayaking and Canoeing competition is scheduled to be held, won’t impact the event, said an organiser on Saturday, not wishing to be named. The four-day competition will be held from August 22 to 25 in Bour reservoir, 28 km from Rudrapur. According to the organising committee around 700 participants and officials from 25 states are expected to take part in the event.
Mumbai: The Meghwadi police have arrested a Jogeshwari East resident for allegedly sexually assaulting his nine-year-old daughter and five-year-old son. The accused has been arrested after the 30-year-old mother made a complaint to the police on Friday night. The accused took advantage of the situation and sexually assaulted the girl. Their father was not home at this time. The accused was immediately arrested in the same area, a police officer said.
After a prolonged dry spell in the city since July 16, heavy rains are likely to make a comeback between August 7 and August 10, as per forecasts. A monsoon low-pressure area is currently forming over the Bay of Bengal and the offshore monsoon trough in the vicinity of the Konkan will become stronger, as a result, bringing wet conditions to the region.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday paid a courtesy call on Ashwini Vaishnav, Union minister for railways, communications, electronics and information technology on Saturday. On the request of Dhami, the Union minister approved 1,206 mobile towers of BSNL in Uttarakhand to strengthen the mobile network in the state. During his meeting with the railway minister, the chief minister also requested to start a Jan Shatabdi rail service between Tanakpur-Dehradun.