Pedestrians found violating rules to be challaned from Dec 5

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New Delhi, Dec 1 (UNI) You will be challaned the next time you jump over the centre railing to cross a road! In an attempt to restrict the increasing number of pedestrian deaths on the Delhi roads, the Delhi Traffic Police from December 5 will be launching a drive to challan pedestrians found violating traffic rules.

In its initial phase, the drive will be launched at Barakhamba Circus, Outer Circle Connaught Place, Ashram Chowk, Delhi Gate, Moti Nagar Crossing Boulward Road sub-way opposite ISBT and W-Point (Sikandra Road-Tilak Marg Crossing).

''The drive will have a three-pronged approach including Education, Physical Intervention and Prosecution. We will educate people about traffic rules, stop them from violating them and if then also they do not follow them, they will be challaned,'' Delhi Traffic Police Joint Commissioner Qamar Ahmed told UNI.

On plans to expand the drive in other parts of the capital, Mr Ahmed said, ''Delhi has a road length of 33,000 km. It is not easy to launch the drive in the entire city at the same time. So in its initial phase, we have chosen two areas each from three ranges of the city. In its second phase, we will take up six more areas and so on.'' So if you do not want to be the next to be challaned, here are safety tips from the Delhi Traffic Police you should comply with while crossing roads: - Use footpath roads for walking, Do not walk on roads.

- Use Zebra Crossings, subways and foot over bridges for crossing the roads - Do not jump over Centre Railing to cross the roads.

UNI

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