Over 10,000 traffic violations reported in Mumbai on Holi
During the drive, which started from Wednesday night and ended on late evening yesterday, a total of 10,675 cases of traffic violations were registered in the city.
Of them, 725 people were arrested for drunk driving and their vehicles were seized. Further, 789 bikers were fined for riding with two or more pillion riders, 166 others were prosecuted for rash driving and 430 motorists were caught for speeding.
A whopping 4,738 bikers were fined for riding without a helmet, while 3,827 other offences were registered.
“We deployed proper security to curb any nuisance during the festive season. The maximum number were booked for riding without helmet and drink-driving,” said Mumbai Police spokesperson, DCP Manjunath Singe.
In addition to the 40,000 personnel on traffic duty, Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) Amitesh Kumar attributed the success of the drive on the presence of police personnel on important junctions.
We intensified patrolling from midnight and took action against those riding two-wheelers without a helmet, riding triple seat, driving rashly and driving under the influence, he said.
Compared to 2019, officials had registered 11,018 cases in 2018 and 4,621 cases in 2017. The number of cases rose sharply last year due to the introduction of the e-challan system.
The most common offences, however, have remained consistent, with maximum offenders getting penalised for riding without helmet, drink & drive, speeding and rash driving.
Thane and Navi Mumbai police also registered 1,000 and 146 cases respectively of drunk driving during Holi. The maximum offenders were bikers.