TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN INDIA NOT STOPPED EVEN IN COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
Believe it or not, from January to November last year the traffic police in Noida were able to receive a big crore of Rs. 3.28 by issuing more than 5 lakh challans for various motorists’ violations. That was although less vehicles were seen in the lockdown on the roads of Gautam Budh Nagar.
When 6,99,708 challans have been generated and Rs 14,76 crores from violators collected, revenue collection is lower than in 2019; However, the figure for 2020 is higher than for 2018, when Rs 2.77 crores collected from 5 70,908 challans.
In compliance with traffic police statistics, maximum challans were given (1,36,272), followed by parking at the “no parking” zone (1,29,184), mis-driving (72,464), without seatbelt driving (37,209), red-light jumping (22,347), a vehicle without or with defective number plates(16,362), unlicensed driving (14,298) and speeding (12,015).
Ashutosh Singh, the traffic inspector the estimates include the number of e-challans issued by the Gautam Budh Nagar Traffic Division using cell telephones.
some of the challans issued on the Jewish toll for speeding on Yamuna Expressway.
those collected by a Noida-Greater Noida highway traffic control police.
“Challans created by the automated e-challan system come in bulk, which will take some time for those issued for expressways to collapse. The details contain challans given by July at least. By the end of January, the complete amount of challans will obtain,” he adds.
While the state government revises the challan amounts, heavy penalties for Uttar Pradesh motors riding without helmets are there.
also for four-wheelers without seat belts and others impose in September of this year.
Ganesh Saha, DCP (traffic) says that the decrease in speed challan numbers is attributes to the heavy penalty being levied on the crime.
He adds that the traffic police in Noida started to issue challans for people with a number of platforms that indicate their castes such as “Brahmins” and “Gujjars.”
CHALLAN COLLECTED DURING LOCKDOWN-
Vehicle users, particularly two-wheeler riders who have been using for car-free travel with no casks and flouting traffic violations in India during the lockout era, in a state of shock in recent days.
This is because the police are beginning to crash against even the smallest of the violations.
As a result, motorists and motorcyclists began breaking road laws.
such as helmetless driving, triple rides, signal jumps, over speed, etc.
The traffic police had begun contactless compliance because of the pandemic and released warnings of infringement of field traffic (FTVR). Now the traffic police have also begun to stop the violators of regular car traffic on urban highways. “Commuters appear, because there is no police presence, to break the rules. That’s precisely what happened at the lockdown. While we understood this, we were not specifically enforcing our workers, but contactless compliance did take place. The compliance is back now, though, as in previous Covid days,”.
By inspecting cars on main roads and big junctions, the police send a clear warning to violators. The police booked 48141 cases, receiving Rs 2,14,38,000 within a matter of seven days, between 13 and 19 September. More than 50% of these cases are reserve for helmet-less driving.
Joint Police Commissioner BR Ravikanthegowda said, “We followed contactless law enforcement because of the pandemic. This has culminated in several injuries. We began the enforcement four weeks ago again, and within the last week, it is swinging entirely. Discipline between transitions is returning. Both precautionary steps are taken to ensure our employees’ safety.”
Traffic officers on the duty say that CCTV cameras have captured some vehicles that since the lockout have been violating traffic violations in India. There is a list of offenses such as no helmet when people believe that because of Covid 19 there are no limits. Due to the contactless police trafficking, the force has also observed a large rise in the fine numbers. The challenge, however, persists to make people pay. Challans often send to addresses of violators do not give an answer because, for different reasons such as a change in ownership of vehicles or the changes in the broker’s address, the address given may be inaccurate.
While the RTOs advises refraining from offering fitness certificates for cars with duties accrue to their cars, the truth seems different. The Department of Transport organized special teams earlier this week to house traffic violations in India for the state.
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