Traffic cops recover Rs 30.52 L fine from defaulters in a week

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 14 February 2018

 “We have collected Rs 30.52 lakh from 8,330 people. The drive will continue against the defaulters,” reads a statement from the department.

PUNE: The city traffic police have recovered Rs 30.52 lakh fine from people who had not paid the fine earlier even after sending them messages and notices after they were caught on CCTV cameras violating traffic rules. The amount has been collected in last one week. 

According to the Pune traffic police, since February 6, they have launched two-hour nakabandi every day in all traffic divisions to find out vehicles against violations are registered in the online system.  “We have collected Rs 30.52 lakh from 8,330 people. The drive will continue against the defaulters,” reads a statement from the department. 

The city police had launched the e-challan system in March 2017 in a bid to tighten the grip on violators, curb corruption during fine recovery and go cashless in a clean swipe. Officials sitting in the CCTV control room at police commissioner’s office check footages and send photos of violations to people based on the registration number of their vehicle. However, many people didn’t bother to pay the amount which runs into crores of rupees, officials said.

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