₹13.8 crore collected in two days after 50% rebate on traffic fines in Bengaluru
As the discount is valid till February 11, many violators are expected to clear their pending traffic challans.
Bengaluru traffic police collected the fines of over Rs.13.8 crore in 2 days, after introducing the 50% discount on pending traffic challans. As the discount is valid till February 11, many violators are expected to clear their dues.
According to Bengaluru traffic police, a total of 4,77,298 cases were cleared as of Saturday which gave the department Rs.13,81,13,621 in two days. On Friday, around Rs.5.6 crore was collected and on Saturday, over Rs. 8 crore was collected from violators.
The state transport department as a one-time measure offered a 50% discount to violators on Thursday, after it held a meeting chaired by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) in January. Bengaluru traffic commissioner Saleem said there were over two crore e-challan cases which may total up to a penalty of ₹500 crore in the city, which is over 80% of such cases pending across the state.
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Violators who want to clear their fines for e-challan cases in Bengaluru can visit the nearest traffic police stations or the Traffic Management Centre on Infantry Road in the city. Alternatively, they also can pay the fine through PayTM or Karnataka One website.
A similar offer was given by the Hyderabad traffic police in 2022 and it turned out to be a huge success in collecting the pending fines from violators.