Traffic Rules
News  /  Published 07.08.22

Kolkata schools remind parents about wearing helmets

Schools are reminding parents and children to wear helmets when they come to school, a rule that many of them have forgotten over the last two-and-a-half years. At least one school has started sendin...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.07.22

Cops can only seize errant driver’s licence, says Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court on July 19 held that the Motor Vehicles Act restricts the power of the police only to seize the driving licence of an alleged offender and forward it to the licensing authority for...

News  /  Published 03.07.22

Kolkata cyclists write to cops seeking alternative routes

A group of cyclists submitted a petition at a police station in Kolkata that manages areas like Maidan and parts of Jawaharlal Nehru Road demanding that they suggest alternative routes for cyclists th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.05.22

Cycle rickshaws ply in New Market, Kolkata police oblivious

Cycle rickshaws have made their entry into roads around New Market, Lindsay Street and the surrounding areas in central Kolkata to drop or pick up passengers. Traffic rules bar cycle rickshaws from p...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Parking curbs on Bypass-Prince Anwar Shah Road connector

Parking along the Bypass-Prince Anwar Shah Road connector in southeast Kolkata has been allowed only on three stretches. The rest of the thoroughfare — between Avishikta on EM Bypass and Jadavap...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


News  /  Published 04.04.22

Kolkata witnesses sharp rise in traffic prosecution cases

Pubs, bars, night clubs and dhabas were teeming with people and roads that once looked deserted after midnight were back to life with vehicles and pedestrians. A police officer at one of the checkpos...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.04.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation gives nod to pedestrian islands

A copy of the roster has been sent to Arijit Sinha, deputy commissioner of police, traffic. The inspection will be completed by April 6.  “Since most of the roads where pedestrian refuge i...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.03.22

Kolkata: Two wheeler drivers and pillion riders asked to wear helmets while riding

Two wheeler drivers and pillion riders have to become aware about their responsibilities and wear headgear, said a senior officer of Kolkata police at a programme held on the eve of World Head Injury ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.02.22

Cutouts of students in uniform installed for road safety awareness

Cutouts of students in uniform with a message to follow traffic rules and regulate speed were installed on Loudon Street and Minto Park, near the La Martiniere for Boys and Girls campuses, on Wednesda...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 05.02.22

Traffic fines of Rs 194 crore remain unpaid in Kolkata for at least six years

From 2016 till 2021, the police have imposed traffic fines totalling around Rs 476 crore, of which around Rs 282 crore have been paid. The unpaid amount till the end of 2021 was around Rs 194 crore. ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata


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