Traffic rules would be enforced in stricter form in the Mizoram capital of Aizawl as well as in all district headquarters before and during Christmas and New Year celebrations as part of measures to ensure road safety.
This was stated by C Lalthanmawia, Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Aizawl district on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the Mizoram Government had launched ‘no tolerance drive’ to ensure road safety.
During the no tolerance drive, traffic police would conduct mass checking on violation of traffic rules especially drunken driving, smoking and using mobile phones while driving and incomplete documents.
Earlier, in a meeting of the coordination committee on traffic management chaired by Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Monday agreed to impose ‘no vehicle zone’ in busy areas of Aizawl in view of Christmas and New Year celebration.
The meeting also decided that the number of vehicles should be fixed for plying on certain roads and street vendors would be kept at the disposal of Aizawl Municipal Corporation. No vehicle zone would be in force in the state capital on December 22, 23 and 30.
The meeting of the coordination committee on traffic management also decided that competition for best street decoration would be conducted for each locality under Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Department so as to make the streets look attractive during the festive season. The first prize carries a cash award of Rs 1 lakh, while Rs 70,000 and Rs 50,000 will be awarded to the second and third prize winners.
The meeting also deliberated about the initiatives that have been taken with regard to reduction of traffic snarls in the capital.
The members were apprised that 54 out of 83 localities in Aizawl have submitted census report of number of vehicles and garages in their respective localities.
The meeting also resolved to conduct massive raid and checking against ‘no garage’ would be conducted on a war footing.