High Court directs UT Administration to work out modalities to challan cyclists

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    High Court directs UT Administration to work out modalities to challan cyclists jumping traffic lights

    The Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted two weeks’ time to the Chandigarh Administration to work out the modalities for slapping of challans and fines on cyclists jumping traffic lights on city roads which many times result in accidents. The directions came from the court headed by Justice Rajive Bhalla on Friday when Chandigarh SSP (Traffic) Maneesh Chaudhry informed the court that the traffic police cannot act against the cyclists as there is no provision in the Motor Vehicle Act for taking action against cyclists for violation of traffic rules. He added that though the traffic cops had been guiding the cyclists to use designated cycle tracks, the cyclists can been seen moving on the main roads. Chaudhry, however, told the court that around three years back, the Chandigarh municipal corporation had come up with a policy to fine cycle rickshaw owners jumping red lights but still cyclists do not come under any policy and are violators of traffic rules.

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