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Mumbai Traffic Police collects ₹139 crore as penalty in 2018, reveals RTI

In 2017, the fine collected by the Mumbai traffic police for violating the traffic rules was ₹8.6 crore

Mumbai Traffic Police collects ₹139 crore as penalty in 2018, reveals RTI
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In a record, Mumbai Traffic police collected ₹139 crore as penalty for various traffic violations in the year 2018. The information came out after an RTI filing by activist Jeetendra Ghadge. 

RTI Activist Jeetendra Ghadge further informed that the fine collected in 2017 was ₹8.6 crore only. The figure collected in 2018 is a record and this increase in fine collection happened due to the implementation of e-challan system. 

With the help of active e-challan system and CCTV cameras, the traffic rule violators were notified on their phone and the traffic police were able to take strict action against people who violated the traffic rules. 

The RTI revealed that there has been a significant reduction in drink and drive cases in the last three years. However, the number of other traffic violations has increased significantly. 

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According to the statistics revealed by the RTI, 20,768 drink and drive cases were registered in the year 2016 followed by 18,056 in 2017 which came down to 11,711 cases in 2018. From 2015 to July 2019, there were 77,455 drink and drive cases registered. However, the licence of only 10,702 offenders has been suspended. 

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