Traffic cops begin visit to violators home to recover dues in Mumbai

On Tuesday, Mumbai traffic cops have started visiting the homes of traffic violators to recover pending e-challan payments. Mumbai Traffic Police is the primary traffic regulatory agency in the city of Mumbai and is dedicated to preventing and controlling traffic violations and providing a smooth flow of traffic to the citizens.

Positive results were found in the drive, as the violators are cooperating to it and are agreeing to pay the amount.

Till now, it has at least over Rs 400 crores in pending fines and 25 teams comprising two constables have been formed to collect the outstanding penalties through door-to-door visits. 

To carry out this drive, traffic police have been given special training and also they have been trained to section together, arranging 1 constable to talk with the violators and the other to record the same with a body camera.

This drive started materializing in November 2020 where police were thinking of hiring a recovery agent to collect the dues. However, experts were not in favor of this idea. Police also reached the RTO office to cancel the license of violators.

“People who violate traffic rules are fined, but they do not pay up and continue to break rules. We appeal to the people to follow traffic rules. If traffic police come to your house to collect fines, then cooperate with them,”  said Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) Yashasvi Yadav.

Many were cooperative towards this drive but some residents, though they paid the challan amount but blamed that it was not their fault as their building has no parking space thereby they are forced to park on road.  

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