Dehradun residents are becoming a problem with two-wheeler riders using sidewalks to get around . This comes despite the fact that the traffic police department has issued 976 challans so far this year .
Dehradun: Residents in the state capital are becoming a problem with two-wheeler riders using sidewalks to get around and using pedestrian space as a parking lot.This comes despite the fact that the traffic police department has issued 976 challans so far this year and seized 36 vehicles for wrong-side driving.According to traffic officials, the bulk of these challans have been issued to two-wheeler riders.Vehicles and street vendors have encroached on footpaths.This is happening at key city locations like Ballupur Chowk and Rajpur Road.In addition, one-way traffic laws are being flouted in many areas, according to TN Jowhar, a city resident.Arushi Singh, a resident of Dharampur, said, Much as government has made certain roads in order to ease traffic congestion, two wheelers still do not follow the rules.This is done mostly to save you a few minutes on the road. We recommend that the authorities take immediate action against those who violate laws in order to improve the political situation in Dehradun.Locals also noted that wrong side driving leads to bottlenecks during peak traffic hours.Vehicles, especially two-wheelers, do not follow lane restrictions.They take a turn wherever they can find space. Although authorities keep an eye on traffic infractions on the main roads, internal lanes along Prince Chowk or Saharanpur highway go unchecked, according to a commuter.Traffic officials said they are using a smart city project technique that converts images of traffic violators captured by surveillance cameras to challans.These have been installed at several locations throughout the city.