Udupi: A tentative fining process will be initiated against bike and pillion riders from January 20 if they are found driving or riding without helmets, said Annamalai K, District Superintendent of Police. He was addressing a press meet at the SP office, here on January 13.
A fine of rupees 100 will be charged for the rider and pillion rider if found driving or riding without helmets. The Government of Karnataka in its Gazette Notification dated 31 December 2015 amending Karnataka Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules 2015 says “(1) Every person while driving or riding (both for rider and pillion rider) a motor cycle of any type i.e., to say motor cycles, scooters and mopeds irrespective of brake horse power of the vehicles within the limits of Karnataka State shall wear protective headgear”.
The helmets should have ISI mark. The lions club will be distributing helmets for the traffic police and the police personnel have to wear helmets from January 15. The helmet shops should sell helmets at MRP price. People can feel free to notify the police personnel on cheating by helmet shops on the phone number 0820-2520444 or 100.
Police are making elaborate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Paryaya festival to be held from January 17 to 18.
Eight Union ministers, 3 chief ministers, 1 former deputy prime minister, altogether 42 VVIP’s having Z+ and XY security covers will be participating in Paryaya. 22 parking spaces are setup. People should follow the traffic signage. 70 CCTV cameras are installed in the city and 10 watch towers will be setup. 24/7 control room will be setup on January 17 and 18 having representatives of all departments.
Two SP’s, 5 DYSP’s, 16 CPI, 2 RPI, 45 PSI, 110 ASI, 780 HC/PC, 96 WPC, 284 Home Guards, 6 KSRP and 6 DAR platoons will be deputed during the Paryaya. 6 check posts are setup with 24X7 monitoring. The Deputy Commissioner has banned the sale of liquor in CMC limits. A police outpost is opened at Car Street to register the devotees’ grievances, he added.
District Superintendent of Police has urged the public to support the police in implementing the security measures.
As many as 22 alternative parking facilities are available. Two-wheelers can be parked at the Board High School Ground, Christian High School Ground, Beedinagudde, UBMC School Ground, Royal Garden, City Developers Ground, Himalaya Enclave Ground and St Cecily School Ground while buses and lorries can be parked at the MGM College Grounds.
Car and jeeps can be parked at the Christian Pre-university College, Beedinagudde, Adi Udupi, CSI Boys’ Boarding school, City Developers, Royal garden, Himalaya Enclave, Vivekananda Government Higher Primary School Ground and North School Ground.
Besides, the vehicular traffic will also be diverted to other routes keeping in view the heavy inflow of vehicles. The buses plying towards Mumbai from Mangaluru are banned from entering the city for two days. Passengers should board these buses at Amabalpadi, Balaipade and Karavali Junctions. The buses coming from Mangaluru should enter the city from Karavali Junction through Bannanje.
The outgoing buses from Udupi Service and City Bus Stands should ply from Karavali Junction to the designated areas. The buses to Kundapur and Malpe from Udupi should also take the Bannanje route via Karavali Junction. Udupi to Karkala buses are banned from entering the city and passengers should board and alight at Manipal for two days.
Parking of vehicles is banned at Lions Circle, Kinnimulkhi welcome arch, Diana Circle, Syndicate Tower, Tenkapete, K M Marg, Badagupete and Kalsanka to Rajaangana parking area. Paid parking facility from Woodlands Hotel to Pejawar Math backyard is also banned.
People can feel free to contact the control rooms’ setup at: Diana Circle and Sri Krishna Math parking on number 0820-2526444, 100 and Udupi Town Police Station on 0820-2520444.
ASP Santosh Kumar, CPI Srikanth, Traffic PSI T S Madhu and others were present.