GUWAHATI, March 11 � To check the growing incidents of traffic rules violations and to prevent rash driving in Guwahati, the Transport Department has introduced eight more Interceptor vans. According top priority to road safety, the department has already intensified special drives against those resorting to senseless driving and thereby putting lives of co-commuters and pedestrians in danger.
Official sources stated that stern action would be taken against drivers flouting traffic rules and if necessary driving licence and even registration of the respective vehicles would be cancelled as per the laid down rules.
Drunk-driving is another area of concern against which the Transport Department and the police have been conducting drives from time to time.
Guwahati city already has three Interceptors, which are in operation since the last six months.
In a meeting held recently at the office of the District Transport Officer (Kamrup), senior officials of the department were in favour of launching a coordinated drive on the city roads.
�Lack of awareness among the drivers is also one of the reasons for day-to-day violations. The commuters are largely not aware of traffic rules, which lead to the violations. Moreover, over- speeding by various modes of public transports in different routes have added to the ordeal of the common public,� a Transport Department official said.
An Assam Police (traffic) official, meanwhile, said that the police, keeping in view the rise in traffic rules violations and road mishaps, have asked the policemen on the road to be strict against violators. �In view of Holi, too, we will carry out drives against such violations, especially drunk-driving,� he said.