Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:24
Panaji: A spurt in road accidents that have claimed over 10 lives this week has sent the traffic police department into overdrive mode, with cops promptly booking people found violating any provision of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.
Confirming the report of a special drive being undertaken by the department, deputy superintendent of police (traffic), north, Dharmesh Angle said roadblocks and diversions are also being installed for the two-day coastal security exercise Sagar Kavach. "We are conducting a special drive against traffic violaters. All personnel of the traffic police department have been directed to take action against those found breaking the rules," he informed, adding that the fine collected during the past two days is yet to be computed.
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has already directed the chief secretary of the state to address the equipment demand from the traffic police as well as the RTO. The traffic police stated it needs interceptor vehicles along with speed radar guns on a priority basis to handle the growing volume of traffic on Goa's road.