Mangaluru, August 18, 2019: City Commissioner of Police Dr P S Harsha has directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP (Traffic) to take up a drive against riders driving without license and defective silencers in vehicles.
Dr Harsha was responding to a resident during the weekly phone-in programme organised in the Commissioner’s chambers.
He said a week-long drive should be taken up and cases should be booked against such offenders. The resident had informed the Commissioner that there was an increase in the instances of two-wheeler riders not possessing valid licenses.
The Commissioner directed the ACP to take up a drive with the help of the Pollution Control Board, as there were many acts to check pollution. They have necessary equipment to check noise pollution as well.
Another resident informed that the trees beside the roads posed danger to the lives of motorists and pedestrians. The Commissioner promised to write to the authorities concerned on the need to prune such trees.
Imthiyaz from Moodbidri said that the unauthorised parking of vehicles in front of the Masjid was causing many inconveniences to the pedestrians. The Commissioner responded by seeking help of the resident to identify alternative parking areas. The volunteers can join hands with the police in managing the traffic, he added.
Ramesh from Kulai highlighted the issue of pothole-filled stretch from Honnakatte Junction to Baikampady on National Highway 66. The potholes were posing threat to vehicle-riders, causing accidents.
There were no streetlights on the road and the bus stops too were demolished during the widening of the road. The Commissioner promised to write to the NHAI and the MCC to initiate action.
Meeting: The Commissioner said a meeting of cabs, Ola cab drivers and the autorickshaw drivers’ union will be convened next week to redress their woes. The police will issue detailed guidelines to sort out all the issues faced by each of them at the railway stations, bus stands and other public areas.
A caller from Surathkal informed that hotel workers were provided with shabby rooms. The hotel owners neglected the welfare of the hotel workers.
Another resident urged the Commissioner to deploy police at Mahakalipadpu railway gate during peak hours in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
When the Commissioner’s attention was drawn to the issue of beggars’ menace in different parts of the city, he ordered the officials to take up a drive against beggars and get them enrolled at the destitute rehabilitation centre.