The great Rajasthan winter has stretched its arms in welcoming all tourists, domestic and international. And the most important destination in Golden Triangle, Jaipur is welcoming all with same pink warmth.
The Pink City has the advantage of being the administrative capital and geographically reachable for tourists from neighboring States of Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and National Capital (Delhi to Jaipur). Of course, it offers a lot to tourists from heritage to modern, from ease of travelling to great food and many more.
But with growing tourism opportunities poses many challenges for local administration and traffic police. They are already working day in and day out so that tourists don’t face any trouble.
In the line sometimes traffic police are blamed for being picky of targeting cars from outside Rajasthan registration number.
As the number of tourist vehicles will increase so will the pressure on Traffic Police and local administration. We have compiled a list of points to remember for tourists visiting Jaipur by their own vehicle.
Jaipur Traffic Rules – Driver’s Handbook
Let us discuss them so that whenever you are visiting Jaipur or Rajasthan you may have a safe and pleasant stay:
#1 Important Documents to Carry
If you are visiting Jaipur by your own Car, Bike or have rented a self driven Car then there are three prime documents that you need to carry along with you.
- Valid Driving License
- Insurance Certificate of Vehicle
- Pollution under Control (PUC) Certificate.
In case of routine check also you are asked to show these documents. Thus, always carry them with you.
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#2 Seat Belt is a Must
Unlike many other cities people of Jaipur follow the rule of wearing a seat belt rigorously. And Traffic Police would stop you immediately if seen driving a car without wearing a seat belt.
#3 Helmet for Rider and Pillion is a Must
Years ago Jaipur Police strictly implemented the rule of wearing Helmet for Bike riders and pillion riders. This helped in reducing casualties in road accidents. Remember, your safety is important to us too.
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#4 Following Google Maps
Use Google traffic details before you start your journey. During long weekends city is overcrowded with tourist vehicles. Traffic updates will help you chose alternate and convenient routes.
We again recommend to research about the best routes for your journey prior to starting one. Although Jaipur has some of the broad roads but at some places they are one way only. Check out the list of best places to visit in Jaipur and plan accordingly.
#5 Be Updated of Local Events
Being an Administrative capital Jaipur is also a center of major political activities and events. Therefore, many rallies, cultural events, sports programs are organized throughout the year in Jaipur city.
Jaipur Traffic Police actively updates about upcoming events and traffic status on their social media handles. Follow them on Facebook.
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#6 For Party Animals
We know it’s party time but so does Jaipur Police. Check posts and teams are assigned during late hours to catch hold of drunk drivers. So don’t mix alcohol with driving.
#7 Speed Trap Cameras
We have off road racing tracks around Jaipur but JLN road is not one of them. Traffic Police has installed Speed Trap cameras at multiple locations for speeding drivers. Speeding over the limits could get you fined or jailed.
Interceptor Vans are placed on multiple locations at highways around the city. So, take a note of the speed limit sign board and keep the vehicle within the mentioned limits.
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#8 Avoid Phone Calls while Driving
How would you like to make calls while being fined for using phone while driving? We guess not so fun. Interceptor Vans are installed with cameras to capture images of drivers which could be used to fine the offenders.
Parking your vehicle at no parking zones may be convenient for you but it creates obstruction for others. Be a smart citizen and park your vehicles at scheduled spaces only.
Bonus Tips – Apart from these there are some general rules that you need to follow like no tinted glasses, no bumpers, no high beam in city area, etc., that you need to follow while driving a car or bike in Jaipur.
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The most beautiful and thus most visited area is Walled city of Jaipur. It is the place for most tourist destinations. Jaipur administration has excellent parking facility for tourist vehicles at Ramniwas Bagh Parking. Walled city is hardly a walk away from there.
Additionally drop facility by E-Rickshaws is provided to walled city to tourists free of cost. We suggest you to park your vehicles and avoid inconvenience of traffic jams, lack of parking spaces, etc.
Have a happy, safe and pleasurable trip in Pink City of India. Do share your inputs or past experience of transiting in Jaipur city in the comments section.
Graphics Source – Jaipur Traffic Police FB Page