New Delhi, 13 July:  As many as 84 motorcycle riders were slapped with fines and eight bikes have been impounded today in a drive to curb motorcycle stunts at India Gate and its surrounding areas.
The Delhi Police carried out the drive from 11 pm to 5 am. According  to DCP (New Delhi), SBS Tyagi, 40 check points were set up in the New Delhi district during which 584 motorcycles were checked, out of which 84 were challaned and eight were impounded.
Check points were set up at India Gate, Mandir Marg, Connaught Place, and others, he said. He also said that the number of similar incidents have been rising these days in area. Mostly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, these types of stunts are seen at India Gate and its surrounding areas.
"The drive was aimed at stopping youngsters from performing dangerous motorcycle stunts as they are life threatening. Our motive is to ensure safe road environment for the citizens," said the official. "Parents should not give vehicles to the under-aged, even grown ups should drive their vehicles responsibly," said Mr Tyagi.
There have been a number of incidents in the past in and around India Gate where stunt junkies have either lost their lives or injured others. Even a police constable was seriously injured in a similar incident recently. sns