Udupi: Experts from the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) along with police officials have conducted a survey on the accident spots along the National Highway to find out a solution to avert rising number of mishaps in the said road.
Speaking about the same, Dr. Sanjeev Patil, Superintendent of Police, Udupi district said that the team has identified the major problematic areas of the NH and added that the survey has been conducted from Udupi to Hejmady along the border of the district. "The experts will draft a copy of the survey report which will then be submitted to the DC," the SP said during a phone-in programme.
With regard to the BJP’s Parivarthana Rally, he said that the district administration along with the police have taken all the necessary precautions and security has been strengthened. The DAR and KSRP platoons have been deployed, he said adding that check posts have been opened at important locations in the district. "The Yathra will be held for two days in Udupi district," he said.
Patil also said that no untoward incidents occurred during the Tipu Jayanti celebrations in the district.
The SP calls regarding the illegal sale of alcohol, matka, and ganja matters as well as calls regarding illegal sand mining operations in the CRZ area in Kumbhasi.
He said that he would act immediately when a caller complained about the two wheelers and other vehicles being parked in front of shops and business complexes obstructing the movement of other vehicles on Mosque Road, opposite Raj Tower at City Bus stand.
Madhwaraj pays fine for riding without helmet!
Dr Sanjeev Patil said that Pramod Madhwaraj, district in-charge minister, paid a fine of Rs 100 for riding a motorcycle without a helmet at Karje village in the Udupi district. Speaking about the incident, he said that the minister rode a motocycle for a few minutes and video clippings and photos of Pramod Madhwaraj riding the motorcycle without a helmet went viral on social media.
The SP said that Pramod Madhwaraj is a law abiding citizen and added that Pramod Madhwaraj had contacted the Brahmavar police and paid the fine on Friday.
Dr. Sanjeev Patil said that in the previous week the police had booked 848 cases against people who were not wearing helmets in the district, while 170 cases were booked against vehicles using shrill horns.
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