Are you a Hyderabadi and a traffic fine defaulter? Have the hefty fines burned your pockets? There is finally some great news for you, thanks to the Hyderabad Traffic Police. According to the reports, the Hyderabad, Cyberabad, and Rachakonda Traffic Police have offered a huge discount on traffic fines on vehicles registered with the GHMC.
This special drive to be held from March 1 to 31 has triggered hysteria among the city commuters. After identifying a hefty backlog of over 600 crores pending challans, the city traffic police has now given a discount to those defaulters who clear the dues within this one month.
The Hyderabad traffic police state that this move is a humanitarian gesture towards the citizens who faced financial hardships during the COVID pandemic. As a relief, the three traffic police departments have come up with the move to enable the citizens to ease their financial burden amid a decline in the COVID situation.
Under the challan discount scheme, if the two-wheeler owners pay 25%, car owners clear 50%, and the RTC bus owners pay 30% of dues, the Telangana traffic police have now promised to waive off the remaining amount. However, the state police have maintained that only online payments are accepted while clearing dues.
The traffic police department advises the motorists to pay challans during the drive. However, how much backlog the traffic department clears during the month-long drive needs to be seen.