3,207 violators booked during Operation Cheetah
Mysuru: A total of 3,207 vehicle users were booked for various traffic violationsduring the three-hour Operation Cheetah in Mysuru on Tuesday.
Cops collected a fine of Rs 3.79 lakh from violators. This is the fifth operation in the last one month. Under the special drive, officers attached to law and order police stations also verify documents of vehicles along with traffic police officers. Mysuru has 18 law and order police stations and five traffic stations.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Vikram Amathe said the drive was conducted between 4 pm and 7 pm on Tuesday. The purpose of the drive was to educate road users on traffic rules. Operation Cheetah is a surprise check conducted for minimum of three hours and the timing is decided by the top officers in the rank of DCP and police commissioner.
This is fifth such drive in the last one month. There is a noticeable result as vehicle users have started following the rules, especially helmet rule, the DCP claimed.
Two wheelers riders — both rider and pillion — have to compulsorily wear helmets. According to statistics, more than 79% of the vehicles registered in Mysuru are two wheelers.
Meanwhile, DCP Vikram disclosed the city police’s plan of conducting area-specific drives soon. Just like Operation Cheetah, drives will be carried out on main thoroughfares leading to dwelling places in the city. Even special drives will be conducted on outer ring road, he stated. Total length of ORR is 43 km.
As many as 63 vehicle drivers were found drunk during the four-hour long special drive on Tuesday. Checking commenced at 8.30 pm across all five traffic police stations limits and went on till 12.30 am. About 1,140 drivers were examined of which 5.52% drivers were found drunk against whom cases have been registered.