MUSSOORIE, March 19
The speeding two-wheeler riders have become a menace has instilled fear among the children and senior citizens alike in Mussoorie and left the townsfolk an agitated lot.
The residents of the town are of the view that due to erroneous traffic movement on the streets of Mussoorie especially at Mall Road the pedestrians are having a tough time. They said that due to several reckless two-wheeler drivers it has become difficult to walk on mall road. The children going to school and the senior citizens are at the receiving end due to the behaviour of such nonchalant drivers added citizens.
The recent case of former teacher and hotelier Pramod Kapoor who was hit by a speeding bike at night on the mall road next to Garhwal terrace at around 11:30 pm, while he was on his way back from his hotel has irked the residents form all walks of life in Mussoorie.
Pramod Kapoor, suffered multiple fractures on his left ankle by a bike rider who must have been at the speed of over 70 or 80 said hotelier from Mussoorie Sandeep Sahni.
He was rushed to Hospital where he had to undergo surgery with plaster on the legs said Sandeep Sahni.
A delegation consisting of traders, senior citizens and public representatives met the police station Incharge Mussoorie and highlighted the issue of reckless driving on Mall road. They demanded quick action against the commuters not following the motor vehicle rules.
The senior citizens also aired their concern and said that in past too several senior citizens have been hit by the speeding vehicles which was a grave concern.
The police station Incharge Bhavna Kainthola heard the delegation out and said that police were already working to curb the menace. Since she has taken charge 1562 challans have been severed for breaking rules under motor vehicle act where as last year same month there were on 62 challans. She said that the police would be acting strictly against the all those who break motor vehicle rules. She also requested the local traders and residents to stay away from parking their vehicle from road to avoid any punitive action. Bhavna Kainthola said that the new motor vehicle act was sin place and the challan under it has increased considerably so she said that the commuters should adhere to the laws in order to avoid any sort of action.