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Summons issued to offenders charged under postal challan

Summons issued to offenders charged under postal challan

Gurugram: The number plate readers (NPR) CCTV cameras installed recently is aiding the Gurugram police great deal in levying the fines. The data provided in the last two months, has over 1000 fines that have been levied resulting in the collection of over Rs 5 lakhs.

The NPR CCTV cameras have again resulted in the revival of postal challan where the traffic offenders' numbers are recorded and the fine is then sent to their postal address. The impact of this new technology can be gauged from the fact that presently these cameras have already been installed near Sohna road.

The postal challan is a digital initiative started by the Gurugram Police where the image of traffic violators can be clicked and then posted to Gurugram Police through various mediums.

"Since the inception of postal challan last year, the Gurugram Police has been sending challans to the residents. We have been receiving complains that most of the traffic violators have not taken it seriously and have not paid the fines even after a time frame of 60 days were provided to them. We are now taking strict action against the violators and have sent them legal notices. The non-following of legal orders will lead to arrest "said a senior police official from Gurugram police.

Acting tough on the traffic offenders, the Gurugram traffic police impounded 221 vehicles for wrong parking, levied fine on 40 underage drivers, 109 drunken drivers and revoked 424 licenses in the past few months. Under the revised Motor Vehicle Act passed recently by the Haryana Assembly, the Gurugram traffic police have increased the rate of fines for traffic violators.

Where the old rates of fine were Rs 500 and Rs 100 have now been revised to Rs 1000 for first-time offence and Rs 2000 for the second offence.

Besides increasing the rates of fines for traffic, the rates of fine for the violations which including not providing passages to ambulances, carrying goods on passenger vehicles, have also been set at Rs. 2000 for first time offence and Rs 5000 for the second time offence.

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