Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the ‘Haryana Road Safety Fund Scheme’ of Haryana police.
It has also been decided that about 50 per cent of the penalty fee collected from traffic violations in the previous year under the Motor Vehicles Act go to the scheme for the next year. In 2013, total 13,20,801 challans were issued by the Haryana Police and Rs. 42.56 crore was collected as compounding amount against these challans.
In the absence of the new scheme, the traffic police department had been depositing the penalty amount with the state exchequer and was used by the state for various developmental projects across the state.
Under this scheme, the fund would be utilized to impart traffic education to all roads users by holding awareness campaigns, rallies, and publishing advertisement in newspapers, hoarding and to install surveillance cameras. The fund would also be utilized to procure traffic lights, equipment like radar guns, interceptors, Alco-sensors, proper gear for traffic policemen. Apart from this, the fund would be used to provide aid to public in emergency or accidents.
A committee under the chairmanship of Home Secretary would be constituted for the finalization of proposals received from different districts.