HC ask authorities to give attention on curbing traffic menace
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Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011, 21:48
Chennai: A Division Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday asked Commissioner of Police and Chennai Corporation Commissioner to give attention to curb 'bus day celebration', bike races and enfore helment wearing rule strictly.

Division Bench comprising Justices D Murugesan and B Rajendran, gave the order while hearing a contempt petition filed by A Arputharaj, president, Sri Gajalakshmi Colonoy Slum Welfare association, for not following certain guidelines set out by the court while granting permission for public meetings in Aminjikari near Chennai.

Commissioner of Police T Rajendran and former Commissioner of Chennai Corporation Rajesh Lakhoni appeared before the court while hearing the matter by the court.

Justice Murugesan, who presided over the bench asked the officers why no action was taken against bus day celebrations being celebrated by college students of the city.

Due to the celebrations the city traffic as well as public were affected, he said.

To a question whether helmet wearing rule was strictly enforced, Government pleader Raja Kalifullah said police have registered 2.5 lakh cases against traffic violaters in the city.

Expressing serious concern about bike races conducted in the city during peak hours, the Judge told the police Commissioner that "as you are appearing before the court we are taking up the opportunity to bring all our concerns.

Please bring those involved in this before the court".

The bench posted the matter to March 11 for further hearing.


First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011, 21:48

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