Over 10 lakh motorists fined in Delhi

According to Delhi Police statistics, a total of 10,02,255 'challans' were issued this year till April 15. The number was, however, a 25 per cent decline compared to the corresponding period last year. Red light jumping topped the list of violations with 1,77,514 challans followed by improper parking with 1,48,342 prosecutions.

There was a decrease in the number of 'challans' in these heads compared to the same period in the last year. Last year, 1.90 lakh motorists were challaned for red light jumping during this period while the figure was 1.79 lakh for improper parking. "This is mainly because that there are more traffic policemen on streets ensuring that traffic rules are not violated," a senior police official said.

The other major heads of prosecution are: over-speeding (51,815), dangerous driving (47,778), defective number plate (33,044), stop line violation (6,289), drunken driving (2,224) and use of tinted glass (2,060). The figures for drunken driving and stop line violation have decreased by a big margin compared to the same period last year. While 3,507 were challaned for drunken driving, 20,311 were prosecuted for stop line violation. "This shows that the enforcement drive is yielding result," the officials said. During the first fortnight of April, a total of 1,22,894 people were challaned.

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