BENGALURU: Ever since the state government announced a 50 per cent rebate on traffic fines, the Bengaluru city traffic police have collected Rs 51.85 crore in five just days.
Over the last six days, motorists have been paying traffic violation fines through Paytm, KarnatakaOne website and by visiting the traffic police stations or Traffic Management Center on Infantry Road.
According to the traffic police data, a total of Rs 51.85 crore was collected and 18,26,060 pending cases of traffic violations were settled. On February 3, Rs 7 crore was collected and 2,24,778 cases settled, on February 4, Rs 9 crore was collected and 3,09,944 cases settled, on February 5, Rs 7.49 crore and 2,87826 cases, on February 6, Rs 9.57 crore and 3,34,760 cases, on February 7, Rs 9.70 crore and 4,45,123 cases and on February 8, Rs 9 crore in fines were collected and 3,23,623 cases were cleared.The traffic police are expecting that about Rs 70 crore will be collected till February 11 when the scheme concludes.
“We got a good response from citizens for the 50 per cent discount on old traffic violation fines. We have collected Rs 51.85 crore and 18,26,060 cases were cleared. As we have installed ITMS cameras, there will be more contactless transactions. Road safety is more important than traffic fines. We want citizens to understand that jumping a traffic signal is dangerous and many accidents occur because of that”, said Dr M A Saleem, Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Bengaluru City.