Cops visit homes of 97 top traffic offenders
Out of the top 100 violators, who were issued e-challan, one person had highest 20 non-paid challans while the lowest had eight challans.
Pune: The traffic branch of the Pune city police has recovered Rs 2.71 lakh fine amount from 97 out of the 200 top traffic rule violators, who had not paid the penalty amount. Policemen were sent with summons to their homes and the amount was collected for 1,171 violations.
DCP (Traffic) Tejasvi Satpute has instructed the police inspectors in-charge of all the traffic divisions to collect fines from all the offenders by sending cops to their houses.
At present, the e-challans are generated by policemen sitting in the CCTV command centre based on footages of traffic rule violations. Also, cops managing traffic on the roads issue e-challans through hand-held machines available with them.
According to the police, people are supposed to pay their fine amount online after checking details on www.punetrafficop.net with the help of their vehicle registration number or e-challan number. However, it has been observed that many people have not bothered to pay the fine amount even after receiving messages on their phones.
The traffic branch has prepared a list of habitual traffic rule offenders, who have not paid the fine.
As per the list, one vehicle has highest number of 32 cases while the lowest is 15 cases. Similarly, out of the top 100 violators, who were issued e-challan through devices, one person had highest 20 non-paid challans while the lowest had eight challans.
The police have further said that if any person has been wrongly sent message for violation, which he/she has not done, then such persons can appeal to the Police Inspector (Planning) at the traffic branch office located on the Police Commissioner office premises in Camp.