Chitwan traffic police tightens security to curb road accidents

Chitwan, December 30

Chitwan traffic police has arrested as many as four ambulance drivers on the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in the past 13 days.

According to Inspector Rajan Bhetwal of Chitwan District Traffic Office, public offence case has been lodged against a driver whereas three others were released on the condition that they abstain from driving vehicles in future. “The accused were found driving while they were completely intoxicated,” said inspector Bhetwal.

A total of 45, 62, 35, 159 and 277 drivers were held on the charge of driving under influence from mid-July to mid-Aug, from mid-August to mid September, from mid-September to mid-October, from mid-October to mid-November, and from mid-November to mid-December respectively in the district.

The security force had tightened checking with no effect on the number of accidents. A total of 56 accidents were recorded in the first five months of the last fiscal whereas the number has gone up to 64 during the same period this fiscal. District Police Office and District Traffic Police Office have jointly introduced the concept of road security check point aiming to make security more effective.

“As many as 12 cops have been given necessary training and they will be provided with modern equipment as well. Once the concept materialises, road accidents will massively decline, criminal incidents will go down and the people will be much more aware about road safety,” said Chitwan Police Chief DSP Basanta Bdr Kunwar.