Pimpri Chinchwad Police suggests suspending more than 650 licenses with the RTO

Traffic rules are regularly violated in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad cities, prompting authorities to take action. The Pimpri Chinchwad Police Department has proposed suspension of over 650 licenses to the RTO, of which 195 have already been suspended. Violators will have to follow a new process to obtain a license and will have to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 for driving without a license.

Incidents such as driving on the wrong side of the road, entering no-entry zones, ignoring signals and driving on footpaths during rush hour have increased, leading to more accidents. To address this, the transport department is taking strict measures, proposing to cancel 660 licenses this year, of which 194 have already been cancelled. The rest will soon follow. A revoked license results in a three-month driving ban. Repeated driving without a new license can attract a fine of Rs 10,000 and immediate suspension of the license for three months for violating any traffic rule.

Drivers whose licenses have been revoked will have to reapply and go through the licensing process again. Drink driving, using a mobile phone while driving and other violations can also result in license suspension. The traffic department continuously issues rules and works to increase awareness among the people, but violations continue. Therefore now strict action is necessary.

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