New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) In a continuing drive by the Delhi Police to book pedestrians for indulging in traffic violations, as many as 181 people were booked today in six traffic intersections of the city, a Delhi Police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said of the 181 people challaned till 1900 hrs, the maximum 60 were booked at the Moti Nagar Chowk, followed by 37 on the busy Barakhamba Road crossing, 30 each on the Bahadurshah Zafar-Tilak Marg and the Ashram Chowk crossings, 14 at Delhi Gate and 10 at Boulevard crossing near Delhi Gate.
With statistics showing that every second person dying on the roads in the capital is a pedestrian, the Delhi Police yesterday launched a drive at the above six busy intersections to instill road discipline.
The police say the thrust behind the drive is not to punish anyone but to educate people about road discipline. The increase in death of pedestrians over the years has prompted the traffic police to initiate the drive and help pedestrians value their lifer they say.
Pedestrians have been advised to use footpaths, not walk on main road, not jump railings, use subways and foot over bridge and walk on the zebra line only when the signal turns red.
Violators of the guidelines are levied a fine of Rs 20 each under relevant provision of the Delhi Police Act.
Deployment of traffic personnel has been increased at the six intersections -- Sikandra road-Tilak marg W-point, Barakhamba road subway and Delhi Gate -- selected for the drive.
A senior traffic official said they could extend the drive to other parts of the capital only if the infrastructure is spruced up.
A total of 240 pedestrians were challaned yesterday under the new drive.