Pune: In the first move of its kind to check traffic violations, the city traffic police published the list of commuters for highest traffic violations and non-payment of fines. One of these traffic rule violators has broken rules 32 times, which has been recorded by CCTV cameras. Another person who was caught by policemen has violated the traffic norms 20 times.
The list released by traffic branch of the Pune city police includes the 200 top traffic rule violators who have failed to pay the fine. At present, e-challans are generated by policemen sitting in the CCTV command centre based on the footage of traffic rule violations. Also, cops managing traffic on the road issue e-challans through hand-held machines.
According to the police, people are supposed to pay the fine 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 fines even after receiving messages on their phones.
DCP (Traffic) Tejasvi Satpute told Sakal Times, “We have prepared a list of habitual traffic rule offenders who have not paid the fine. The list has 100 vehicle owners captured on CCTV cameras. One of them has the highest (32 cases) while the lowest number of cases is 15 against a commuter. Similarly, of the top 100 violators who were issued e-challan through devices, one person has highest 20 non-paid challans while the lowest has eight challans.”
Talking about recovery of fines, she added, “We are first appealing to people to pay the fine.”
“After Ganeshotsav, we will send cops to their homes to recover the amount. We are also exploring other legal options,” she added.
The officer said if any person has been wrongly sent a message for violations when they are not involved, such persons can appeal to the Police Inspector (Planning) at the traffic branch office located at the commissionerate office in Pune Camp.
Last week, the Pune police said 92 passport applicants, accused of traffic violations and who didn’t pay the requisite fines, would find it difficult in getting the passport as cops have informed the regional passport office about their pending fines.