Pune, October 1, 2019 : The Pune City Traffic Police today announce that from now onwards citizens can redeem their coupons on Paytm. Citizens can use Paytm to redeem the coupons and get discounts of about Rs 100 on bus ticket and Rs 1000 on air ticket bookings.
Taking the Aabhaar Yojana a step further, the Pune city police traffic branch has appealed people to apply for discount coupon on their own, if they do not have any pending e-challan for violation of traffic rule. Traffic Branch will provide the award to citizens in the form of coupons which can be redeemed by the citizens at the participating establishments.
While addressing a press conference, DCP (traffic) Pankaj Deshmukh told media persons that the department has collaborated with various shops, hotels for 5 % to upto 50 % percent discount.
The initiative started in June this year is the brainchild of Pune City Police Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham and DCP Deshmukh of the traffic branch.
Earlier if a vehicle owner was stopped by a traffic cop in Pune and it was found that there is no pending fine and has all the necessary documents, he/she was given discount coupon code. The coupon is valid at various restaurants, shops, jewellery shops besides upto 50 % discount by Zomato and 30 % discount by Swiggy on food orders. Now Paytm is also offering discounts.
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. After the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act, the amount fine will be thousands.
Now to take the Aabhaar Yojana to the masses, Pune police has allowed people to check their pending fines, if there is none and then people apply for the coupons.
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, everyday policemen sitting at the CCTV control room at the police commissioner office check footage and issue e-challans based on vehicle numbers.
DCP Deshmukh further informed that the idea behind this scheme is to reward citizens of Pune who have nil traffic violations against their vehicle number. The intent is to reward a law abiding citizen so that s/he can be encouraged to abide by traffic rules and regulations and encourage others.
How to get a discount coupon code from Pune City Police Traffic Branch :
If no fines or e-challan are pending you can apply for the discount coupon/code by entering your mobile phone number and you will get the discount coupon code.