Drive against ‘abandoned’ vehicles next week

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
28 Mar 2017

The Traffic Unit of the Andaman and Nicobar Police will launch a special drive next week against redundant vehicles abandoned along the roadsides in the city. Speaking to this correspondent, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Mr M Ummar, informed that the police have decided to go strict against such unauthorised dumping of vehicles which has become another reason for traffic disorder in the city. “Abandoned vehicles will be towed to the nearest police station and owners will have to pay the requisite penalty to get the vehicles released. Similar drives were also conducted in the past, but it has not proved to be of enough deterrent. Vehicle owners get the vehicles released and later dump it at the same location,” said Mr Ummar seeking cooperation to the media to generate awareness among the people on the need to strictly follow traffic rules to improve the city’s traffic conditions.
The Traffic Police, last year, launched a similar drive to create awareness on traffic rules among road users. Several vehicles abandoned along the roadsides at Phoenix Bay, Junglighat  and in other areas were removed to ensure free flow of traffic. An amount of around Rs 12 lakh was realized as penalty from such drives.