Mangaluru, Aug 20, 2016: It is reported that on the city police booked case against six vehicle owners for violating the traffic rule at Ekkur on NH 66. The four laning of NH 66 at Ekkur was completed recently. The work on service road at Ekkur is yet to be completed. With this reason, the vehicle owners violate the traffic rules by moving in opposite direction. The police had been warning the vehicle users for the past few days.
DCP Dr Sanjeev Patil said that additional police personnel have been deployed to check the violation at Ekkur. The police have booked 16 cases and seized 12 vehicles so far. The drive will be continued. Patil said the cooperation of MCC, Mangaluru City Corporation will be sought to fill the shoulder areas at a few stretches of the road, which would facilitate better parking and easy movement of vehicles.
Patil said that a meeting of bus operators was held on Sept 17, Saturday in which problems such as shrill horns, abrupt stoppage of city buses, illegal parking, reckless driving and others were discussed.
The traffic police personnel also visited Falnir where the vehicles were parked haphazardly beside the road, thus aggravating the traffic woes.
The city police commissioner, in a press meet on Sept 18, Sunday, had said that the city police had asked the NHAI, National Highway Authority of India to expedite the construction of service roads in several stretches. He said that the service bus operators have sought a satellite bus station, for cleaning buses and a dormitory for their bus drivers as well as conductors. Also, changes have been sought in some routes. The issue would be taken up in the RTA meeting.