Operation ROPE: Fines worth Rs 3.65L levied on encroachers, motorists on day 1

Twenty-five Hyderabad traffic police units conducted drives across the city and over 472 motorists and 18 establishment owners were penalised for traffic violations.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 Oct 2022 11:41 AM GMT
Operation ROPE: Fines worth Rs 3.65L levied on encroachers, motorists on day 1

Hyderabad: On the first day of Operation ROPE (Removal of obstructive parking and encroachments), fines of Rs. 3.65 lakhs were imposed.

Operation ROPE began on 3 October with the aim to remove roadside encroachments.

Twenty-five Hyderabad traffic police units conducted drives across the city and over 472 motorists and 18 establishment owners were penalised for traffic violations.

Hyderabad police commissioner C.V Anand made a surprise visit to Road no. 45 junctions in Jubilee Hills to supervise the operation and other engineering measures initiated by the traffic police.

During his visit, he checked the readiness of field staff and discussed the engineering changes required. The traffic officials briefed him about the inflow, volumes, and load on the local roads.

Mr. Anand said with the steep rise in population and personal vehicles, there is a serious situation of traffic jams at all junctions. "Let us understand the seriousness of the situation and voluntarily cooperate with the city traffic police for free flow of traffic to reduce congestion on roads," he said.

The commissioner said more special drives will be initiated to keep a check on traffic violations, including triple riding, using cell phone while driving, wrong-side driving, etc.

He also urged public representatives to cooperate with the traffic police during enforcement and VIP movements. The general public was advised to use public transport systems in lieu of personal vehicles, a collective action that would reduce congestion on roads.

The commissioner reiterated that commuters must stop at the STOP line when they see the signal turn from green to orange.

Fines under Operation ROPE

Under Operation ROPE, fines ranging from Rs. 100 to 1,000 will be imposed against offenders based on the obstructive item. Towing charge for two-wheelers is Rs. 200 along with a fine of Rs. 100 under section 177 of the MV Act and for four-wheelers, towing charge is Rs. 600 along with a fine of Rs. 100.

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