Print Edition - 2014-12-01 | Nation
Police nab 175 jaywalkers
Nov 30, 2014-
Police have initiated efforts to educate the pedestrians on crossing the road only from zebra crossing and maintain the recently-planted greenery in the Capital. On Sunday, police briefly detained 175 jaywalkers from Babamahal-Tinkune road section and released them after interrogation.
According to Dinesh Acharya, spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Range, their campaign is to preserve the greenery and safeguard pedestrians who cross the road haphazardly. “We want the pedestrians to be safe when they cross these recently-expanded roads. We are just educating them about using road markings,” Acharya said. Police plan to continue this campaign until pedestrians are habituated to proper ways of road crossing. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has also deployed its city police to encourage people to preserve the greenery and not throw wastes on the road. “We will charge people who deliberately harm the greenery and throw wastes,” KMC official Mahesh Kafle said.
Published: 01-12-2014 10:11