The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) general body meeting has given its approval to collect fine amount of Rs200 from two-wheeler drivers and Rs500 from four-wheeler drivers, if they are caught breaking traffic signals or over speeding.
On Thursday, a discussion on Intelligent Transport System (ITS) was held wherein the decision was taken on the basis of voting. The decision will be implemented in a few months.
Though Shiv Sena opposed charging the amount, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) voted in favour of the fine and it was approved on a majority basis.
The civic body has installed CCTV cameras in 20 chowks and speed guns at 10 chowks to nab traffic violators. A private contractor has been appointed for the purpose who will be issuing and sending challans and the photo captured on the CCTV to the respective violators’ addresses.
Besides, PMC is also going to repair 70 CCTV cameras installed at 57 chowks of the city. As the traffic violators will be traced through their vehicle registration numbers, violators whose vehicles have been registered with the Pune regional transport office (RTO) will only face action.