Mega traffic adalat on Dec 9

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New Delhi, Dec 7 (UNI) Delhi Traffic Police today announced to organise Mega Traffic Lok Adalat in collaboration with the Delhi Legal Services Authority on December 9 and 16 here to facilitate fast disposal of two lakh pending notices and challans against traffic violators this year.

Addressing mediapersons, Joint Commissioner (Traffic), Qamar Ahmad said a total of 60 adalats will be held on the two days in four city courts. Notices issued by the Delhi Traffic Police could be settled in any of the four court complexes - Tis Hazari, Karkardooma, Patiala House and Rohini, where specially deputed Metropolitan Magistrates would preside over the lok adalats.

The aim behind this Mega Traffic Lok Adalat was to dispose off all the pending challans so that the necessity to hold another mega adalat would not arise, he added.

In the previous Mega Traffic Lok Adalat, held on September 8 and 9 for the first time in the country, 43,202 challans were disposed off and the compounding amount of Rs 63.33 lakh was collected, Mr Ahmad said.

The Adalat was being held under the directions of Supreme Court Judge S B Sinha, heading the Arears Committee of the apex court.

Regarding the ongoing traffic police drive against pedestrians jaywalking in the capital, Mr Ahmad said, ''The drive is going on at six major crossings in the capital. We plan to continue the drive for 15-20 days more after which we will see the results and expand the drive to other crossings.'' However, he said the responsibility of the motorists was equal to that of the pedestrians in preventing and reducing accidents and deplored the two-wheeler drivers who ''consider the road as a racing ground.'' UNI

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