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Telangana Government Announces upto 90 Percent Reductions in E-Challan Fines

Government of Telangana has taken decisive action to address the mounting issue of e-Challan pendency and fines related to traffic violations. Through a recent order issued by the Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, significant discounts are announced for pending e-Challans. This move aims to alleviate the financial burden on vehicle owners, especially for two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles.

Background

The Director General of Police, T.S. Hyderabad, highlighted the substantial backlog of e-Challans, exacerbated by the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation prompted both contact and non-contact enforcement, resulting in a surge of Traffic Challans. Recognizing the difficulties faced by vehicle owners, particularly those with two-wheelers and three-wheelers, the Director General proposed a structured approach to clear the backlog.

Proposal and Implementation

To effectively address the issue, the Director General proposed a tiered discount system based on vehicle type. The request was for an 80% waiver for two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles, a 90% concession for Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) Buses, and a 60% reduction for light motor vehicles and heavy motor vehicles. The government, after careful consideration, approved this proposal as a one-time measure.

Government’s Decision

The Government of Telangana, understanding the financial constraints faced by vehicle owners, has decided to waive off 80% of the fines for two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles, 90% for TSRTC Buses, and 60% for light and heavy motor vehicles. This waiver applies to fines imposed under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, through e-Challans that remain unpaid.

Official Notification

The official notification, issued under the powers conferred by Section 200 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, outlines the waiver percentages for each category of vehicles. Effective immediately, this waiver is a one-time measure to provide relief to vehicle owners facing financial challenges due to pending fines. The announcement is published in an Extra-Ordinary issue of the Telangana Gazette, dated 26th December 2023.

This proactive step by the Telangana Government demonstrates a commitment to balance the need for traffic compliance with the financial well-being of its citizens. The reduction in e-Challan fines is not only a practical solution to the current challenges but also promotes a more supportive and considerate approach to traffic management. Vehicle owners are encouraged to take advantage of this one-time opportunity to settle their pending fines and contribute to safer roads in the state.

GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA ABSTRACT Motor Vehicle Act 1988 – Compounding Fee on Traffic Violations -Waive off fine amount of 80 % for 2-wheeler vehicles. 3-wheeler vehicles, 90% for Telangana State Road Transport Corporation Buses and 60% for light motor vehicles/Heavy motor vehicles imposed under the Motor Vehicle Act. 1988 through e-Challans which is not yet paid by owners – Orders – Issued. TRANSPORT, ROADS & BUILDINGS (Tr-I) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Rt.No.659 Dated:26-12-2023 Read the following:-
1) G.O.Ms.No.108. TR&B(Tr.1)Dept.. Dt.18.8.2011. 2) From the Director General of Police. T.S. Hyderabad. Lr.Rc.No.226/Plg.2/2023. dated:22.12.2023.

Director General of Police. Telangana State. Hyderabad has stated that in recent years. e-Challan pendency is in huge numbers and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many vehicle owners have not paid e-Challans. Same-time contact and non-contact enforcement were done. and la, a number of Traffic Challans were imposed. The huge pendency clearance is tough. May of vehicles like two-wheelers. three-wheelers are not able to pay the above pending fines as these amounts are more than the cost of the vehicle. Hence. it is proposed to clear the huge pendency of traffic e-Challans by adopting specific criteria to clear the pending challans. He has requested to give a discount on the Pending fine. wheeler wise. He has. therefore. requested to accord permission to implement the payment concession of e-Challan under MV Ad 1988 for pending cases (Fine Arnounts) for all Commissionerates and Districts of Telangana for uniform payments. Government after careful examination of the matter hereby decides to waive off fine amount of 80 % for 2-wheeler vehicles and 3-wheeler vehicles. 90% for Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) Buses and 60% for light motor vehicles/Heavy motor vehicles imposed under Motor Vehicle Act. 1988 through e-Challans which is not yet paid by the owners in all commissionrates and districts of Telangana in relaxation of the orders issued in GO 1″ read above as a one-time measure. The following Notification will be published in an Extra-Ordinary issue of Telangana Gazette dt.26.12.2023.

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 200 of the Motor Vehicle Act. 1988. Government hereby waive off fine amount of 80 ./o for 2 wheeler vehicles and 3 wheeler vehicles. 90% for Telangana State Road Transport Corporation Buses and 60% for light motor vehicles/Heavy motor vehicles imposed under Motor Vehicle Act. 1988 through e-Challans which are not yet paid by owners with immediate effect. in relaxation of the orders issued M GO MS No.108. TR & 8 (Tr-I) Dept dt:18-08- 2011 as a one-time measure.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF TELANGANA)
To The Commissioner, Printing, Stationary and Stores. Purchases, (Printing Wing). Telangana State, Hyderabad for publication of Notification in an Extra ordinary issue of Telangana State Gazette. The Secretary to Government. Home Department. Dr. 8.R Ambedkar Telangana State Secretariat. Hyderabad. L The Director General of Police. T.S. Hyderabad. The Transport Commissioner. TS. Hyderabad. The PS to Minister (Transport & BCW) The Finance (EBS.X) Department Sf /Sc

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