According to the administration, from June 1, no petrol will be provided to a two-wheeler if either the driver or the pillion rider is found not wearing a helmet. While hailing the decision in principle, workers across various petrol pumps have questioned its implementation.
On January 1 this year, Pune City Traffic Police had launched an intensified drive with the largest possible resource allocation and specific goals, after several failed attempts in the past to successfully implement the helmet rule.
Pune police commissioner K Venkatasham recently announced that the helmet rule would be strictly enforced from New Year’s day. City doctors said the police must ensure not just riders but pillion riders also wear helmets.
The CTPD (Chennai Traffic Police Department) has said they will take strict action against the riders who are found without the helmet and assured they will take adequate measures by spreading more awareness to the public about the need of wearing helmets.
Chandigarh's top traffic policeman, SSP Shashank Anand, whose phone's ringtone is a song urging women to use helmets, tells Chandigarh Newsline how he is going to persuade women two-wheeler riders to observe the new rule in their own interests
The matter was brought to the notice of the traffic police after an individual sent the MP's photograph to the WhatsApp number of the traffic police. After paying the fine, Sanjar apologised in a tweet and promised not to repeat the act in future.