No Fine, Gujarat Police Will “Persuade” Violators With Flowers Upon Breaking Traffic Rules For 7 Days

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
No Fine, Gujarat Police Will “Persuade” Violators With Flowers Upon Breaking Traffic Rules For 7 Days

What do you expect the traffic police to do when they catch you violating traffic rules? They will charge you a fine, right? But how about them offering you a flower and politely asking you to not repeat it? Too stunned to answer! Well, this is going to be a reality. No, not in a parallel universe but Gujarat. Yes, the Gujarat police will not charge a fine on account of Diwali, but instead, offer flowers.

Gujarat Police Will Offer Flowers To Violators

Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi announced that for the next 7 days, no fine will be charged for traffic rule violations. October 21-October 27 is Diwali week and keeping that in mind this decision has been taken. He further said that this does not mean that people can break the law. He said that if someone is caught violating the rules, the traffic police will give them a flower and persuade them not to. He called this decision by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel a pro-people decision.


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Mixed Reaction By Citizens

The decision walked in just in time when the elections are due by the end of the year. BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) hopes to continue its years of hold on the state. Harsh Sanghavi tweeted the same on his Twitter handle. The internet saw mixed reactions from the citizens of Gujarat and others. Some people welcomed this decision with open arms. They said that this will totally encourage people to follow all the traffic rules voluntarily. But many said that this will only create a traffic mess in the city. Some also said that this will increase the risk of accidents in the city.

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