65.68% cars seized in last 4 years are two cars: RTISUCHI News

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At least 65.68 percent (26,237) of the total number of vehicles (39,946) impounded by the Chandigarh traffic police for violating traffic rules in the last four years were two-wheelers, an RTI response said. filed by a resident of the city that appeared.

According to the RTI response, on the list of impounded vehicles, four-wheelers ranked second, at 28.79 percent (11,501), followed by 6.09 percent (2,433) auto-rickshaws/three-wheelers . The RTI response also revealed an increase in the share of two-wheelers among the cars that have been impounded year after year.

The RTI response included the number of vehicles seized between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2022.

According to the data, at least 7,387 second hand cars – which is up to 47 percent of the total number of cars stopped – were confiscated in 2019; 13,175 second-hand cars – which is up to 78 percent of the cars stopped – were confiscated in 2020; 2,432 two-wheelers – which is up to 81 percent of the total number of cars stopped – were seized in 2021; and 3,018 second-hand vehicles – which account for 68 percent of the vehicles impounded – were seized in 2022.

The information said that in the year 2020, the maximum number of two-wheelers were impounded by the police for violating the lockdown rules in Chandigarh.

The RTI reply further revealed that the Chandigarh traffic police had recovered around Rs 10.18 crore (Rs 10,18,07,200) against more than 6.02 lakh (6,02,545) traffic samples that were issued. until 2022.

In contrast, the traffic police recovered more than Rs 5.81 crore (Rs 5,81,51,850) against more than 2.69 lakh (2,69,855) challans issued in 2019. to Rs 8.77 crore (Rs 8,77,04,130) of fines up to 1,76 lakh (1,76,619) vehicles in 2020, and Rs 12,51 crore (Rs 12,51,78,578) collected there are about 2.32 lakh (2.32 lakh) ) car accidents by 2021.

Contacted, a traffic police officer said that the recent increase in the number of challans is due to at least 447 CCTV cameras installed in the city and being monitored through the Integrated Command Control Center ( ICCC), which started working under the Smart City Project. in March last year.

Chandigarh Sector 27 RK Garg, who filed the RTI in this regard, said, “Although the number of challenges has increased, the overall fines have decreased. This indicates that four Penalties issued by the ICCC are relaxed.Traffic offences, including heavy fines – such as drink driving – cannot be detected by CCTV cameras.


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