One-time discount for pending traffic challans extended till April 15

The program which was launched throughout the state on March 1 was initially supposed to end on March 31. So far, around 2 crore challans have been cleared.

By Amrutha Kosuru  Published on  30 March 2022 3:58 PM GMT
One-time discount for pending traffic challans extended till April 15

The State-wide one-time discount for pending challans has been extended by 15 days, informed Hyderabad Traffic Joint Commissioner A V Ranganath. The program which was launched throughout the state on March 1 was initially supposed to end on March 31. Now, it has been extended till April 15. So far, around 2 crore challans have been cleared.

State Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali has said that the concession deadline on pending challans from March 1 to 31 has been extended for another 15 days as per the directions of state Chief Minister Kalwakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao.

In the last 30 days, over 2.40 crore challans whose actual penalties was Rs. 840 crores, were cleared by the motorists by paying Rs. 250 crores. 52% of motor vehicle owners across the state have taken advantage of this opportunity.

According to the Hyderabad traffic police, this move has been taken keeping in mind the serious economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ranganath said approximately 1,000 challans per minute were cleared on the first day. He said 80% of the challans cleared on Tuesday pertained to the tri commissionerate of Hyderabad city.

Over the years, the Hyderabad tri-commissionarate announced a pending challan amount of Rs 600 crores

To avail of the discounts, one has to log in to the Telangana Traffic e-challan portal. Here, all the challans that fall under the Hyderabad and Rachakonda Traffic purview will be listed on one side.

Discount as per the category of vehicle

-2 wheelers and autos: If 25% is paid, the remaining 75% pending Challans would be waived.

-Pushcarts and petty vendors (39b cases): if 20% is paid, the balance of 80% will be waived off.

-LMVs, Cars, Jeeps / Heavy Vehicles: if 50% is paid, the balance of 50% will be waived

-RTC drivers if paid 30% balance, 70% pending challan amount will be waived off.

Additionally, there is a 90% discount on challans raised over non-wearing of face masks during the pandemic and an 80% discount on challans issued for pushcarts.

For example, if an individual has e-challans worth Rs 1000 pending (in the Hyderabad and Rachakonda traffic police purview) then he will be required to pay 25% of the amount i.e 250. Once the payment is made, the remaining amount will automatically be waived off.

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