Odisha: Police collect over Rs 186 Cr fine from violators of traffic rules in twin cities

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police in Bhubaneswar-Cuttack twin cities have collected a total of Rs 186,04,55,440 from 18,52,394 persons in three years (i.e 2020, 2021 and 2022) for violating traffic rules, Minister of State (MoS) Home Tusharkanti Behera informed today.

The penalty amount was collected from flouters of traffic rules such as driving two-wheeler without wearing helmet, driving while talking on mobile phone, driving without seat belt, driving on wrong route and driving in an inebriated condition etcetera, the MoS-Home said replying to a question of Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Souvic Biswal on the Floor of Odisha Assembly during its Monsoon Session.

During the same period, Rs 85,06,72,700 has been collected from 8,66,464 persons for driving without helmet, Rs 6,65,12,800 from 14,875 persons for driving while talking on mobile phone, Rs 1,81,91,100 from 19,643 persons for driving without seat belt, Rs 86,69,100 from 18,725 persons for driving on wrong route, Rs 28,08,000 from 5,628 persons for driving in inebriated condition and Rs 91,26,01,740 from 9,27,059 persons for other traffic violations, the Minister’s written reply mentioned.

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