Over 2,500 violators booked till June 15 this year for driving in incorrect lane in Delhi

Source : PTI | The Delhi Traffic Police booked more than 2,500 violators for driving in the incorrect lane till June 15 this year, 250% higher than the last year’s challans, officials said on Sunday. The maximum number of challans reported was 572 at the IGI Airport circle, they said.

According to the officials, the Delhi Traffic Police has observed a significant increase in the number of prosecutions for lane discipline violations in the current year.

In an effort to enhance road safety and reduce traffic congestion, stricter measures have been implemented to ensure that motorists adhere to proper lane driving. The unit has intensified surveillance and enforcement activities across the city, deploying additional personnel to monitor traffic flow and identify offenders, the officials said.

“The statistics reveal that in 2024, the Delhi Traffic Police booked 2,577 violators for driving in the incorrect lane, a significant increase from the 732 challans issued in 2023. This represents an almost 252% rise in prosecutions over the previous year,” the officials stated.

Additionally, the Delhi Traffic Police conducted an analysis of the top 10 traffic circles with the highest number of challans issued in 2024, they said.

“The maximum number of challans were reported 572 at IGI Airport circle, 344 at Mayur Vihar circle, 339 at Madhu Vihar circle, 215 at Kamla Market, 195 at Civil Lines, 194 at Narela, 178 at Kotwali, 164 at Timarpur, 86 at Kapashera, and 59 Kalyanuri,” the officials stated.

By identifying the areas with the most frequent traffic violations, this study facilitates targeted enforcement efforts to enhance road safety and ensure compliance with traffic regulations, they said.