The state treasury got richer by at least Rs 50 lakh with the police swooping down on helmet-less pillion riders. Thanks to the new law, which makes helmets mandatory for pillion riders, the city traffic police have booked nearly half-a-lakh violators, in just six days after the law came into force.
Despite other commitments like Republic Day duty, the city traffic police continued to crack their whip against the pillion riders not wearing helmet and booked as many as 10,000 cases on a daily basis. Though the rule was clamped on January 12, the police started levying fine on violators from January 21 and over 50,000 pillion riders were booked ever since.
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