300 chal­lans pend­ing on buses, says of­fi­cial MOST BUSES ply­ing on city roads have chal­lans pend­ing against them. The traf­fic po­lice of­fi­cials send no­tices, but in vain. AN OF­FI­CIAL said that the chal­lan amount is de­ducted from the driver’s salary. Still

Deccan Chronicle - - City - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

RTC buses in the city have un­paid chal­lans pend­ing against them for years for of­fences rang­ing from jump­ing the red light to wrong park­ing.

Hyderabad DCP, traf­fic, said that they send no­tices to the con­cerned par­ties to pay the chal­lans on time, but in vain.

If we see the list of RTC buses on our city roads, al­most all of them will have pend­ing chal­lans. In many buses the pend­ing amount runs into lakhs of ru­pees, said M. Vinod Kanu­mula, chief func­tionary of the In­dian Fed­er­a­tion of Road Safety. The

most fre­quent chal­lan booked against buses is for jump­ing the sig­nal and wrong park­ing.

Speak­ing about the pro­ceed­ings by the traf­fic depart­ment, a traf­fic po­lice in­spec­tor said that they send let­ters to the con­cerned de­pot based on the ve­hi­cle in­volved in the of­fence. The de­pot is then sup­possed to deduct the chal­lan from the per­son on duty dur­ing the time of of­fence.

“It is a con­tin­u­ous process from both the traf­fic po­lice and the RTC. In the re­cent past, they have paid about `4-5 lakh from their salaries. Still there are 300 chal­lans that are pend­ing on the buses,” the of­fi­cial said

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