CCTV surveillance enabled Pune Traffic Department to fine 6.33 lakh violators

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PUNE: Post the implementation of the CCTV-drive e-challan system, the traffic police collected Rs 7 crore more in 2018 as compared to the previous year. Around 2.5 lakh more violators were fined in 2018 as compared to 2017, according to the information released by the Pune Traffic Police Department.

The Traffic Police Department took action against 18 lakh residents for traffic violations in 2018 out of  these, 6.33 lakh cases were registered through the CCTV (closed-circuit television) surveillance system.

Tejaswi Satpute, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), traffic said, “Apart from active traffic policing, the major reason behind higher number of cases in 2018 are the CCTV’s installed across the city that captures the violations.”

The cameras installed, captures the image of violators at traffic junctions and transmits it to the command and control centre of the traffic department. A case is registered with the help of information feed and fines are collected by the traffic personnel.

The violators can also pay thei fines online on by filling the required details of the vehicle. The web portal provides details of the case, including the photograph of the vehicle violating the traffic rules.

Satpute said, “We are not taking action only to increase the revenue, the traffic branch is doing its job in a more holistic way to improve the traffic in the city.”

Maximum number of fines were imposed on those who were found violating zebra crossing. Such violations amounted to 6.12 lakh cases out of the total 18 lakh cases where people were fined Rs 200 each.

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