Panchkula: Keeping in view the fact that security issues and other untoward incidents increase during Diwali, the Panchkula police had gifted the people a gift on Diwali that included no challans and no distress calls on Sunday.
According to the Panchkula Police Control Room, there were no such distress calls on Diwali and no major incidents were reported. ‘’Around 200-250 calls which is a regular practice was there following which majority of them were fake and were not carried forward due to network issues’’, said an official.
A police official told that no challans were issued on Diwali and no drunken driving nakas were set up in the region. Meanwhile around 250 challans were issued post Diwali on Monday by the Panchkula traffic police. However following various violations of the traffic rules, the Panchkula traffic police have kept a close tab on all the violators by conducting special drives against the same at various places in the city but the cops did not conducted any check on the offenders on Diwali. On the other hand, the traffic police laid nakas on Monday at several places in the city with strict hand on the violators thus challaning them.
Station House Officer, Traffic, Suresh Kumar told : “we have challaned a total of 250 vehicles post diwali out of which majority of the challans issued were for triple riding. 70 per cent of challans out of the total were issued for triple riding. The second in the list were for red light jumping”. Meanwhile when it comes to cracking the whip on drunken driving, Panchkula police are far behind of their counterparts in Chandigarh and Mohali. While Panchkula police are struggling to put a check on the menace, Chandigarh has issued the maximum challans.
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