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Rs 50 spot fine to curb jaywalkers

A spot-fine system will be enforced from September 15 to regulate pedestrian movement. This move, a first of sorts in the history of the city police, has been initiated to bring down the fatality rate on roads.

In the first phase, a 10-day awareness campaign will be launched from September 5, announced Sandhi Mukherjee, special additional commissioner of police (traffic).

“After that, anyone found violating traffic rules while crossing a road will be booked under the Calcutta Police Act, 1866, and fined Rs 50. For this, we have targeted 16 key areas across the city,” Mukherjee said.

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