MTHL Made Picnic Spot: More Than 130 Motorists Fined For Violating Traffic Rules On Atal Setu

MTHL Made Picnic Spot: More Than 130 Motorists Fined For Violating Traffic Rules On Atal Setu

Despite erecting boards that say “No Stopping,” motorists flouted the rules and went ahead with parking their vehicles to click selfies and group pictures.

Rahul MUpdated: Monday, January 15, 2024, 09:45 PM IST
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Immediately after the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) was thrown open, citizens, motorists or just spectators from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and other neighbouring areas reached to see and experience the sights of MTHL. However, they disregarded the traffic norms.

Motorists flout 'No Stopping' rule; over 130 challans issued

Till Monday, more than 130 challans have been issued to motorists for stopping or halting at MTHL, which being a highway, does not permit the same. Despite erecting boards that say “No Stopping,” motorists flouted the rules and went ahead with parking their vehicles to click selfies and group pictures. Many were seen climbing the steel fences to capture the perfect picture clicked at the MTHL.

“The speed determined at MTHL is 100 kmph, which creates risks when vehicles make sudden stops or halts - which is worse, and dangerously fatal. There is a reason why stopping is not allowed at such high-speed bridges or flyovers,” said a traffic police official.

Officials also added that footage from CCTV cameras has been procured and is currently being looked at to trace vehicles that flouted the rules, and soon more challans would be issued against such vehicles.

To make sure such incidents don’t occur again, traffic officials along with the MMRDA will be erecting more ‘No Halting, No Stopping’ boards along with speed limit boards.

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