According to an official, during the month of November, the Odisha transport authorities issued 35,144 e-challans and impounded 1,275 vehicles for violating Motor Vehicle (MV) standards. Odisha’s State Transport Authority (STA) launched a two-month special enforcement campaign on November 1 to boost safety, reduce accidents, and eliminate fatalities.
Details about Odisha Issued over 35000 Challans For Road Safety Violations in a Month
During the first month of the special effort against vehicles that flagrantly violate MV legislation, 35,144 e-challans were issued in Odisha. In the last month, 1,275 vehicles and 5,868 DLs have been confiscated for suspension, according to Lalmohan Sethi, additional commissioner of transportation (enforcement and road safety).
Driving without a seatbelt or helmet, driving while intoxicated, driving too fast, using a cell phone while driving, teaching young people to drive, inspecting the vehicle’s roadworthiness, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving without a registration mark, and unsafe parking, according to him, are all targets of the enforcement campaign. Fines have been imposed for a range of offenses. A total of 9,416 challans were issued for driving excessively fast autos, while 15,661 challans were issued for driving two-wheelers without a helmet.
According to Sethi, 622 challans have been issued for triple riding, 225 for driving on the wrong side of the road, 38 for driving when underage, and 510 for overloading. According to an STA official, people are wearing helmets in urban areas due to continuous enforcement measures, but they are avoiding wearing them on highways, where protection is far more important.
During the journey, 1,452 persons were found driving without a seatbelt, while 1,423 were found driving while inebriated and penalized accordingly, he said.