Over 2k booked on a single night for curb-flouting – Times of India

Kolkata News

Kolkata: The checks on night curb violations led to more than 2,000 prosecutions on Friday night, setting a new record for flouting the road curbs beyond 9pm.
The high number, said Lalbazar, was due to the fact that the top brass zeroed in on the zones that needed attention. “CCTV images showed a lot of vehicles in areas off EM Bypass. While Ultadanga guard showed high prosecution number, Garia and Regent Park traffic guards did not. They were asked to act strict,” said an officer. The city recorded 1,947 cases by traffic police alone. Another 889 prosecutions were carried out by local police. “We launched a concentrated checking. For this, a special drive was held from 10.30pm to midnight,” police said. DC (traffic) Arijit Sinha said the idea was to ensure motorists did not predict naka locations.
Besides the usual hot spots of Park Street, Ballygunge and Park Circus, violations were noticed at Garia, Regent Park and Netaji Nagar. In areas around EM Bypass, Bidhannagar Police and Baruipur district police carried out checks. Among the violators was actress Isha Saha, who paid a fine. A businessman, who misbehaved with cops, was arrested.
Cops said apart from near popular eateries, violations were found even in areas like, Diamond Harbour Road and Tiljala.

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