Rs. 100 insufficient traffic fine: Dikshit

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday said a fine of Rs. 100 for violating traffic rules was too little an amount to serve as a ‘deterrent’.

‘I have heard that the Delhi High Court is against a raise in the amount of challan (fine). I request the traffic police to take up the matter with the court again saying the fine of Rs.100 is not enough. People these days spend Rs.100 in having ice creams,’ Dikshit said during a discussion in the Delhi Assembly on traffic situation in the city.

She suggested that challan can be Rs.2,000 or 5,000.

The chief minister also submitted a few suggestions which includes survey of traffic signals, demarcation of pedestrians’ crossings, designated lanes for fast and slow moving traffic and equitable deployment of 5,500 traffic constables in Delhi.

Congratulating the Delhi Police for its work during Commonwealth Games, she said that work on introduction of intelligent traffic system has started while underlining the need for proper implementation and enforcement of receipt of information from the system.

Dikshit said a survey of traffic signals is necessary as during rains, a number of traffic signals become non-functional, causing traffic jamss.

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