Jaipur: Waking up from slumber after two tragic accidents on JLN Marg, the traffic police on Monday night seized as many as 88 vehicles including cars and bikes. The drivers of these vehicles were found under the influence of alcohol. The drivers were booked under relevant sections of MV Act.
According to DCP, traffic Rahul Prakash, the traffic police has launched a campaign against traffic violators. Four traffic police teams checked vehicles on JLN Marg from 11 pm to 1,30 am.
“We seized 50 cars, 30 bikes and eight other vehicles for drunken driving. Most of the vehicles are luxury cars,” said DCP Rahul Prakash.
He added that the drive against drunken driving will continue. “We will check vehicles on JLN Marg on a regular basis during nights. Many people leave bars and pubs under the influence of alcohol and instead of taking cabs, they are on the wheels endangering lives of innocent vehicles,” said the police officer.
He said that the drive will be launched seven days a week. “Once a week, there would be at least 10 traffic police teams to check vehicles. We will keep changing the traffic points where these teams will be deputed so that the vehicle owners can’t predict where they will be stopped by us,” said the officer.
The high court had sought explanation from the state government as to what measures are being taken to stop road accidents on JLN Marg.
On July 16, three people were killed while three others were injured when an overspeeding car went out of control at the traffic junction at JDA Circle.
Just two days after this mishap, a jewellery businessman – Abhay Daga – Daga was killed. He was on his way to Govind Dev Temple around 6.15 am from his house in Mahaveer Nagar on a scooty when the Audi rammed into him.