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Traffic violations on the rise in Kaski

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People collecting driving licence seized by the police for violating traffic rules, from District Traffic Office, Kaski, on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Photo: THT

People collecting driving licence seized by the police for violating traffic rules, from District Traffic Office, Kaski, on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Photo: THT

Pokhara, October 20

The District Traffic Office, Kaski has collected over Rs 30 lakh in revenue through fine from traffic rule violators in the last month.

The traffic police said they collected a total of Rs 3,030,500 from people who were caught driving under the influence, avoiding seat belts, keeping passengers on vehicle roof, driving without license, using mobile phone while driving and lacking documents, among others.

According Kaski Traffic Police Office, most of the motorcycle riders were found violating traffic rules. SI Shiva Thapa, at the office, said they had collected over Rs 20 million in fine from traffic rule violators last year.

This year, however, around nine million rupees has been collected within three months of the current fiscal. Thapa said traffic police took action against 2,227 motorcycle riders along with 713 bus, car and jeep 856, 528 trucks and 176 tractor drivers in the months of September and October.

Police said as many as six persons died and 29 were injured in different urban as well as rural road accidents in the same months.

Of the 29, three drivers and 26 public were injured. Inspector Bishwo Raj Adhikari, at Kaski Traffic Police Office, said cases were filed against five vehicle operators for violating traffic rules.

A version of this article appears in print on October 21, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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