Based on inputs by Shahid Kazi
The police commisioner in Rachakonda, Greater Hyderabad is trying an innovative method to make the motorists follow the traffic rules.
Instead of imposing fines for violations, the traffic police is facilitating the violators to buy the helmet or obtain necessary documents so that they don’t repeat the violations the next time.
Those found without helmet were helped to buy the same on the spot while those not having documents like pollution checked or insurance were assisted to get the same from authorities concerned on the spot. For the violators found driving without license, the traffic police got the slots booked online with the Road Transport Authority (RTA) to obtain the license.
Telangana’s minister for urban development and municipal administration K.T. Rama Rao appreciated the police for the innovative move. The initiative has also got Rachakonda police a lot of praise by people. Netizens have also hailed the move, saying imposing penalties is not the only solution to deal with violations.