Gandhinagar – With the introduction of a new law regulating traffic in Gujarat, the government has decided to apply a cashless system to collect fines, as there is no way for the new fines to be paid in cash.
Sources in the state Department of Vehicles Department said that the motor vehicle related offenses will be recovered by the cardamine. In the first phase, penalties have been decided by electronic machines in eight metros of the state namely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Gandhinagar.
In these cities of Gujarat, the drivers will have to pay with their ATM debit or credit card to pay the penalty for the traffic and motor vehicle act crimes. A card reader machine will be provided to the traffic jets on the road and the government has held talks with the banks for this purpose.
Until now the motor vehicle act in Gujarat had a fine ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 200. Is.
The government will initiate the process of collecting fines through debit and credit cards so that police and traffic department personnel cannot collect cash from the driver. Another benefit of doing so is eliminating corruption. In order to avoid the penalties of the Motor Vehicles Act, traffic police were collecting huge amounts of money from the drivers and going straight into their pockets.
Not only that, cashing out the fine will also stop the friction between the police and the drivers. No driver can refuse to pay the fine on the spot, as each driver has a credit or debit card available.
Sources in the secretariat say that such a system is to be implemented all over Gujarat but practically the first such system will be introduced in eight metropolitan areas of the state. Proceedings for this are underway and within a month the police will have this system in place so that they can take the blame for the guilty driver.
Only after the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Act, a fine of Rs 1 crore has been levied in Ahmedabad. The government’s target is that at the end of the current fiscal, an estimated Rs 200 crore will be recovered from convicted carriers, a figure of Rs 104 crore last year.