The police set up special camps across the city to collect pending dues from traffic violators.
What’s it about? The Chennai Police set up 180 special camps across the city over the past ten days to collect pending dues from traffic violators. At these camps, ₹60 lakhs were collected. On average, more than 6,000 traffic violation cases are booked daily.
- A new call centre system was set up last April to inform those who were booked. However, most of the violators didn’t comply after repeated requests, hence the special camps.
- Special checkpoints were organised at 168 locations on January 19 and 20 to dispose of the pending cases. The violators were encouraged to pay the fines through debit/credit cards, QR codes, or online.
The numbers: A little over 1,000 people paid the pending amount, and more than 1,600 cases were disposed of on January 12. As part of the special drive, more than 4,000 violators paid their dues, and more than 16,000 cases were disposed of, with ₹48.6 lakhs collected as fines.