No 50% off on Hyderabad Traffic challans, viral msg on Lok Adalat is false

A text message about Traffic Mega Lok Adalat is going viral on social media. Users claim Hyderabad Traffic police will hold Lok Adalat from October 4 to 7.

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  4 Sep 2021 7:42 AM GMT
No 50% off on Hyderabad Traffic challans, viral msg on Lok Adalat is false

A text message about Traffic Mega Lok Adalat is going viral on social media. Users claim Hyderabad Traffic police will hold Lok Adalat from October 4 to 7.

"Traffic police is conducting a 'Telangana Traffic Mega Lok Adalat scheme to clear pending dues where there will be 50% off on all traffic challans," reads the message.

According to the snapshot, this special Lok Adalat will be conducted at Goshamahal Stadium from October 4 to 7.


Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/web/20210904054827/https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=998544864022405

Fact Check:

The claim that Hyderabad Traffic Police is conducting Mega Lok Adalat to clear all pending Traffic challans by offering 50% discount is FALSE.

Hyderabad Traffic police took to its social media to clear the air. "HYDTPinfo We noticed a message is going viral in SM informing that there will be Tr Lokadalath from 4-7th Oct. @HYDTP inform all the citizens that msg is Fake, don't believe and not to spread. Legal action will be initiated against those who post or forward the below fake msg," it tweeted.


When searched with the same keywords, we found different news articles about Traffic Mega Lok Adalat conducted by Telangana Traffic Police in 2017.

The viral message was taken from a news website `Newsmahal' in 2017." TRAFFIC CHALLAN FINES 50% OFF TELANGANA MEGA LOK ADALAT CLEAR DUE NOW," reads its headline.

The viral message had the same meaning.


When cross-checked, we found several other news articles published in 2016 stating that Hyderabad Traffic police has indeed conducted Traffic Mega Lok Adalat.

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/011016/50-per-cent-traffic-challan-cut-on-offer-in-hyderabad.html

Several Lok Adalats were held by Hyderabad Traffic police to clear pending dues in 2016.

Therefore, the claim that Hyderabad Traffic Police is conducting Traffic Mega Lok Adalat in October 2021 to clear all pending Traffic challans by offering 50% discount is FALSE. Old news articles are being circulated as recent.

Claim Review:50% off on Hyderabad Traffic challans
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
Next Story
Share it