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Overcrowded passenger traffic

1 lakh 49 thousand 780 cases from 2019 till now

Mumbai: Despite the rule that no more passengers should be transported than the capacity, this rule is being enforced while traveling in rickshaws, taxis, passenger buses and private personal vehicles. From January 2019 to August 2021, 1 lakh 69 thousand 415 cases have been registered against those who carry more passengers than their capacity. According to the traffic police, there are 1 lakh 49 thousand 780 crimes in Mumbai alone. This is followed by Tilangali in Palghar followed by Thane, Navi Mumbai.

Accidents are often invited due to overcrowding. It also kills some. Action is also taken by the traffic police and RTO to curb it. But this rule is being challenged by many. Rickshaws, taxis and small passenger buses are at the forefront. This rule was not followed even before Corona, and even during Corona’s time, it was ignored. Drivers were seen behaving rudely even after regulations were drawn up for one or two passengers instead of three in rickshaws, two passengers in taxis and other vehicles. Even now, the situation is the same in Mumbai, Thane city, Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai, Palghar.

According to the information received from the Highway Traffic Police, 74,229 cases were registered in Mumbai in 2019. While in 2020 it was 43 thousand 286, in 2021 the same number was said to be 32 thousand 265. Palghar is also in the forefront and there are 6,565 crimes in the same period. So far 4,148 crimes have been reported in Thane city, 3,605 in Navi Mumbai, 433 in rural Thane and 4,884 in Mira Bhayandar.

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