Don’t be fooled

Dear Editor,

It is learnt that most of time commuters who violates traffic rules end up paying fine 10 times higher than actual. It is very sad that people are facing such problems even in today's time.

Sir, as per rule the officers of the rank of ASI and above of A&N Traffic Police have powers to prosecute the violators at the spot, but in case the violator chooses to go to the court, challans are sent to the court. In Port Blair mostly no such option is given to the commuters, who violate traffic rules, instead they are forced to pay the penalties on the spot.

Therefore to increase transparency in working of A&N, Traffic police and reduce possibility of misuse of prosecution power, I am requesting your good self to publish an article giving details of basic Traffic penalties of A&N Motor Vehicle ACT in your esteemed paper on public interest. And also I would like to request the general public to demand third copy of challan with section and brief description of the offence along with the payment receipt of their challans.

E P Mohamed Nizar,

Social Worker

Mob- 09593-959595