Kolkata: Kolkata Police had brought a new scheme so that all the pending traffic fines are paid. It was announced that if the pending fines are paid within a particular time, then they will get 65 and 50 percent discounts. Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar had announced this in a press conference.
The response was very good too. In the first session, the Kolkata police could solve more than one crore cases. With this achievement, Lalbazar is very happy. Not only that, the Kolkata Police took to the social media to inform this in one of their facebook pages.
According to Lalbazar, within one week, fines of more than 5 lakh cases were paid by this method. Among them, some cases were pending for several days. An official of the Kolkata Police said, “We ourselves also never thought that the people will give such a response through this scheme. Through this scheme, both the parties gained. Remaining fines of very old cases were achieved too.”
Later, the Kolkata Police again took to the social media to announce that they will solve the pending fines of both old and new vehicles. This scheme will be valid for vehicles which have been fined till November 15 2018. This time the citizens will get 50 percent discount. It will be valid till February 13. This has been arranged in the city’s all 25 traffic guards of Kolkata Police. Everyday, numerous people are paying their pending fines in these guards. The fines can be paid online too through the official website of Kolkata Police under the settlement scheme.
This scheme started in two sections from December 1. Those who paid their pending fines in the first 45 days, they got 65 percent fines. This was available till January 14 next year. Those who could not pay in this period, they were given another opportunity. Though the percentage of discount was less. They got 50 percent discount by paying in the second section. This was available till February 13.
Reporting: Soyeta Bhattacharya
Editing: Saheli Dey