Protests mar implementation of helmet rule in Pune Cantonment
Certain politicians and activists in Pune are up in arms against a new helmet rule which is to be made mandatory for all two wheeler…
Representatives of the Shiv Sena party are against this step taken to make helmets compulsory in Pune Cantonment. 300 activists headed by MLA Mahadeo Babar of Hadapsar constituency took to the streets in a mock funeral wherein helmets were placed on a stretcher and paraded through the streets of Pune. Their contention was that this rule should be scrapped as it was not feasible to only implement it in the cantonment area.
Should not our politicians take a page out of law and order? May be the task of setting traffic conditions in order in Pune will begin with this small step taken in Pune Cantonment area. Let us look at it from that perspective instead of blaming the cash strapped Government of making money in the form of fines from those riders who fail to use helmets.