Port Blair, Feb 23: Andaman and Nicobar Police Department has been steadfast in its commitment to ensuring road safety and traffic discipline across the Islands. In the first 50 days of this year so far (01.01.2024 – 19.02.2024), continuing the crackdown on traffic violations, the Department has issued a total of 6983 Traffic challans, reflecting its unwavering dedication to upholding strict enforcement of traffic regulations and safeguarding the lives of citizens.

During this period, a total fine of Rs. 37,14,500/- (Rupees Thirty-Seven Lakhs Fourteen Thousand Five Hundred) has been realised, which is a testament to the rigorous enforcement measures undertaken by our officers and personnel. In the South Andaman District alone, 5823 challans were issued, resulting in the recovery of fines amounting to Rs.31,07,500/- (Rupees Thirty-One Lakhs Seven Thousand Five Hundred). Notably, this includes 260 cases of Drunk Driving and 16 instances of Dangerous Driving. In the North & Middle Andaman District, 938 challans were issued, with fines totalling Rs. 4,93,500/- (Rupees Four Lakhs Ninety-Three Thousand Five Hundred) being collected. This district fined 107 cases of Drunk Driving and 01 instance of Dangerous Driving. Similarly, in the Nicobar District, 222 challans were issued, with fines amounting to Rs. 1,13,500/- (Rupees One Lakhs Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred).

Additionally, the Department has actively engaged in raising awareness about safe driving practices all over the Islands through 102 Traffic Awareness programmes conducted across all the three districts during this period. Among which 45 programmes were organised in South Andaman District, 32 in N&M District and 25 in Nicobar District, aimed at educating general public/students/drivers etc., about the importance of knowledge and adherence to traffic rules.

Andaman and Nicobar Police Department reiterates its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all road users. Through continued enforcement measures and proactive awareness initiatives, we aim to create a safer and more conducive environment for road safety and commute. We seek your active engagement and support in ensuring traffic discipline to save precious lives.