Bhubaneswar, Dec 1 (LocalWire) In a first, the ‘invisible’ machine today identified the traffic rule violators and levied fine on them as the State government renewed its drive to implement the amended provisions of the MV Act, 2019.
Four offenders who defied the traffic signal and drove past the other vehicles at Rupali chowk in the city were identified in the visual captured by Close Circuit Television (CCTV) camera installed at the traffic joint, officials of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissionerate said.
This is for the first time that fine was imposed on traffic violation from CCTV footage proof, the officials said.
From the CCTV footage, the registration number of the vehicles were spotted. Fine was imposed against the vehicle owner in absentia.
The challans carrying details of fine amounts and violation clause of MV Act were sent to their addresses.
Now the ‘booked’ offenders will have to pay the penalty sum in cash at the counter of Regional Transport Office (RTO) within a specified deadline.
The offenders will have to pay it with interest at the time of depositing the annual tax at the RTO, they said.
In another instance of interception of MV act violation, a man had to pay Rs 6,000 penalty for the law infringement committed by his minor son in Cuttack city.
The minor who rode the bike registered in his father’s name was intercepted at Link road traffic junction for helmet-less driving.
Fine was slapped through a challan and sent to their address so that they will pay the cash at the counter of Regional Transport Office (RTO) within a specified timeline, he said.
In its efforts to ensure proper implementation of the new law, police are keeping a close watch and if anyone violates traffic rules, fines would be slapped through issue of challan with automated machines.
The State Transport Authorities had earlier warned the road safety violators of stringent action under motor vehicle act, after extending the deadline by three months to allow riders to prepare all the required documents.
The new deadline for compliance of documents like pollution certificate and driving license has been extended till February 28, 2020.
The motor vehicle act violations like driving the vehicle exceeding the specified limit (over-speeding), red light jumping, drunken driving, driving against flow of traffic, using mobile phone while driving, dangerous driving, triple driving in two-wheelers, helmet-less driving, not wearing seat belts and overloading are being dealt stringently and hefty penalty will be levied upon the violators under amended provisions of the act.