Bengaluru Traffic police to start random checks to recover 390 Crore overdue of fine: Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda:

Pramesh S Jain

The Bengaluru City Traffic Police who had stopped conducting random checks on vehicles decided to resort to an old method to check the pending traffic violation dues and recover the outstanding due of Rs 390 crore.

Conducting random checks even if there were no visible violations was leading to slowing down traffic movements and traffic jams.

However the decision to conduct physical checks randomly across the city has been taken up since there were outstanding dues among the motoritis who are ignoring the repeated notices issued to them.

Dr.BR Ravikanthe Gowda,Joint Commissioner of Police,Traffic told Media persons,that in the last three years the traffic police have not stopped vehicles for random checks and booking violations through contactless enforcement cameras and public-eye,mobile app and sending notices to the postal address of the vehicles owners.

Through this the police have booked 95 lakh traffic violations and have an overdue of Rs.390 Crore.

The Traffic Cops booked violators by contactless enforcement at junctions through,Traffic surveillance cameras,Traffic police digital cameras(Digital FTVR),Red Light Violation Detection Cameras have been installed at the city’s top 10 junctions to automatically record cases of jumping traffic signal violations and speeding.

However very few people will pay the dues while the rest of them continue to ignore the notices and are also involved in repeated offences.This would not only increase traffic indiscipline on the roads but also lead to road accidents and fatal to the other road users and motorists.

In order to bring traffic discipline among the road users the traffic police will resort to old methods of random checks and stop vehicles to check pending violations and dues.

It may be recalled that the traffic police also launched the special drive to visit the houses of the vehicle owners to collect the outstanding traffic violation dues.Despite this the traffic police failed to get the desired results.

The main objective of the program is to educate the public about traffic rules and ensure that motorists or riders avoid traffic violations and prevent accidents.

Hence the public is once again required to cooperate with traffic police to prevent traffic violators from physically stopping motorists or riders to check for traffic violations he added.