HC ask authorities to give attention on curbing traffic menace

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

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

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.


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

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