SILCHAR, Feb 23 - There has been a steep rise in the number of road accidents in Cachar district in recent times and most deaths have been due to head injuries because the two-wheeler riders do not were protective head gears.
In a move aimed at ensuring road safety, the Cachar district administration has directed the petrol pump owners not to give fuel to two-wheeler riders sans helmets.
The directive was issued on February 20, at the behest of the District Magistrate S Vishwanathan. As per the directives issued under Section 144 CrPC, no person shall be allowed to ride two-wheelers on the streets without helmets. �As per reports from the Superintendent of Police, a total of 186 road accidents have taken place in the district from April, 2015 to January, 2016 for not wearing of helmets. The fuel station owners have been directed not to issue fuel if bike riders come without wearing helmets,� Vishwanathan mentioned in the directive.
Further, it has also been mentioned that non-compliance with the directive shall invite punitive action against the fuel stations concerned including cancellation of licence.
On the other hand, SP Cachar Rajveer Singh has said that after the directives were issued, police is keeping a close eye on the implementation of the order.