Cassian Baliarsingh

The Commissionerate Police in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has buckled up to act tough against regular traffic offenders. Stepping up enforcement to reduce road accidents and improve traffic, the Commissionerate Police has decided to take strict action against frequent violators.

In the first phase, traffic violators with five or more unpaid e-challans will be identified by the special traffic teams, informed police commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi.

Priyadarshi said steps will be taken to extract the pending fines from the violators. Police complaints will be lodged against them if they fail to comply with the traffic rules and pay the fine immediately.

Addressing a press meet, Priyadarshi said, “Despite several e-challans, most violators do not bother to deposit the fine. They continue to drive ruthlessly without caring about traffic rules. So, we have decided to take steps to collect fines or lodge a police complaint against regular offenders. Accordingly, in the first phase, we have decided to impose strict rules and take action against those who have violated traffic rules more than 5 times. If they still do not comply, necessary action will be taken against them as per law.”

Furthermore, the Commissionerate Police has decided to shift its focus to tackle the rising crime rate in Twin City. All the police stations have been directed to complete investigations in cases pending for the last five years and file the chargesheet immediately, the police commissioner added.

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