Motorists, who have received e-challan notices from the Traffic Police, have to invariably pay the fine mentioned in the notice at the nearest e-seva counter within a reasonable time failing which action will be initiated against them, said Police Commissioner J. Purnachandhra Rao.
At a special drive for motorists, who have failed to respond to e-challan notices, at Siripuram here on Monday, the Police Commissioner told the erring motorists there was no escape for them as their violation was recorded by remote cameras and the date and time of jumping the red signal or other violations would also be recorded.
The motorist concerned should go to the e-seva centre and pay the amount of fine given in the notice along with e-seva service charges.
Mr. Purnachandra Rao said that stringent action would be initiated against such motorists from next week. He said that during the last two years, 1.60 lakh cases were booked through the e-challan centre. Fines to the tune of Rs.70 lakh was realised in 50,000 cases but more than Rs.1.5 crore was yet to be realised in over lakh cases. The special drive on traffic violators who fail to respond to e-challan notices would be continued during the next three Mondays at Siripuram junction. When an auto driver tried to explain to the Commissioner that they were unable to make the payments due to network problems at e-seva centres, the latter snubbed him saying there was no room for excuses and motorists ‘should follow the rules’.
Sun control film
Mr. Purnachandra Rao said that 2,000 cases were booked for non-compliance with the recent Supreme Court order banning use of black film on the front and rear windscreens and side windows of four-wheelers. The black film was removed from 1,300 cars in the special drive conducted by the City Police at the Police Barracks and at Gajuwaka recently. As many as 330 car owners had removed the black film voluntarily and those who yet to remove them should do so immediately. Such motorists could, however, collect a token from the police agreeing to get the film removed in a week’s time. While the collection of tokens would give them a leeway of a week to get the film removed, they would have to pay double the fine, if they were caught after the deadline.
Those who get the film removed immediately need not collect the tokens.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) V. Suresh Babu was present.
Later speaking to the media, about a dozen auto drivers complained that notices were sent to them by the police only last night asking them to attend the special drive.