Commissioner directs traffic police to remove tints from vehicles in city

10:01 AM, Saturday, November 10th, 2018
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PoliceMangaluru: With booking of cases not yielding the desired results, the Mangaluru City Traffic Police have decided to resort to direct action against tinted glasses in cars wherein police personnel will peel off tint sheets from such vehicles on the spot.

Police Commissioner T.R. Suresh issued a direction to this effect to the police after the weekly phone-in programme here on Friday.

Responding to a complaint over phone, the Commissioner said that the police have taken serious note of the violation of Supreme Court order on tinted glasses and would act tough.

Later, Mr. Suresh told reporters that the police booked 6,348 cases in 2016, 12,102 cases in 2017 and 9,115 cases till October this year against vehicle drivers/owners using tints for glasses in their vehicles. However, mere collection of fine appears not to be deterring people from using tints and hence, the need for direct action, he said.

Though a majority of grievances during the phone-in programme pertain to traffic issues, there was a caller who complained of corruption in the Moodbidri Town Municipal Council. He said that nothing moves in the municipal council unless one paid bribe to officials.

The police have booked 9,115 cases till October this year against vehicle drivers/owners using tints for glasses in their vehicles in Mangaluru.
The police have booked 9,115 cases till October this year against vehicle drivers/owners using tints for glasses in their vehicles in Mangaluru. | Photo

To this, Mr. Suresh suggested that the caller to contact the Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, and provided the caller the officer’s number.

A caller, who complained about inadequate footpath in front of Rambhavan Complex at Navabharath Circle, regretted for calling the police even for civic problems. “The Mangaluru City Corporation should have had a mechanism to address these issues; but we are forced to call you,” he said.

An elderly resident from Ashoknagar thanked the Commissioner for responding positively on two earlier occasions, while bringing to his notice another grievance this time. A milk booth is located close to his apartment and the residents feel disturbed during sleep at the dead of the night, when milk crates are off-loaded from the van.

They make much noise, the caller said and added that the booth operator begins his work at 3 a.m. again making loud noises.

Mr. Suresh promised to ensure the least disturbance to residents from these activities.

                       

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