ROURKELA: In order to control reckless and reckless driving and reduce the number of deaths from road accidents, Sundargarh district administration has announced strict enforcement of traffic rules and immediate fine for violators from the May 1.
The administration said electronic surveillance cameras have been installed at strategic points on State Highway 10 from Bhasma to Vedvyas. Similarly, the section of National Highway 143 from Vedvyas to Birmitrapur as well as roads in the towns of Sundargarh, Rajgangpur and Birmitrapur have been placed under surveillance.
Traffic Violation Detection System (TVDS) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras have been installed to monitor traffic compliance.
Violators would receive e-challans on registered mobile numbers available at the office of transport regulators, administrative sources said, adding that road speed limits have been prescribed on each route.
For speed limit violations, lane breaking, jumping traffic lights, two-wheeler riders not using a helmet or carrying more than one passenger, four-wheeler riders without a seatbelt and using mobile phone while driving/driving will result in a fine of Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000.
Similarly, overloaded transport vehicles would have to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 which would continue to increase at the rate of Rs 2,000 per tonne over the prescribed limits. The district road safety committee has called on residents of Sundargarh district to obey traffic rules and avoid paying heavy fines.