CHENNAI: The Chennai traffic police have collected Rs 1.95 crore as fines in a month ever since the call centres were set up to remind the motorists about their penalties.
With the fine sum collected, traffic police have effectively closed 72,205 cases. Among the cases, some were pending since 2019, while 53 vehicles had more than 100 violation challans pending against them, said traffic police. One vehicle had been slapped with 271 challans and the entire dues were collected from the owner, said police.
In Rs 1.95 cr collected, Rs 80.75 lakh was collected for drunk driving in connection with 801 cases, said police.
As many as 12 call centres have been functioning in the city to remind motorists about pending challans and cops share the violators a link by SMS or e-mail to make payment of dues easier.