Follow traffic rules get discount coupons from Pune police

Sumit Singh

Pune, June 13, 2019 : There is a good news Punekars. The Pune city police traffic branch will give discount coupon for following traffic rules. Reason – There is no pending e-challan against you for violation of traffic rule.

While addressing a press conference today, DCP (traffic) Pankaj Deshmukh told mediapersons that the department has collaborated with various shops, hotels for upto 10 percent discount.

If a vehicle owner is stopped by traffic cop in Pune and has no pending e-challan and has all the necessary documents, he/she will get the coupon. The person will get a code through SMS which can be gratified at select shops/hotels which are part of this project called ‘Aabhaar’ to avail the coupon.

Police believe that the incentive will help reduce enforcement by them and instead people will follow the traffic rules. The minimum fine amount for any offence is Rs 200 while the maximum is Rs 2000.

Of late the traffic branch of Pune city police has become serious about enforcing traffic rules. As high quality cameras are installed at major chowks, every day policemen sitting at the CCTV control room at the police commissioner office check footage and issue e-challans based on vehicle numbers.

However many people were not following traffic rules seriously, hence traffic police have begun recovering all pending fines. Recently cops had recovered Rs 1400 from a PMPML bus driver. Also a SUV driver was made to pay Rs 24,200 fine for 25 pending e-challans.

The traffic branch of Pune city police has launched offensive against those violating traffic rules.