According to a statement by Hyderabad Traffic Police, this step is a humanitarian step towards the drivers who had to face financial difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a relief, all the three traffic police departments are taking steps to enable citizens to reduce their financial burden amid the deteriorating COVID-19 situation.
Under the challan waiver scheme, the two-wheeler owner will have to pay only 25 per cent of the challan amount, 50 per cent for the car owner and 30 per cent for the RTC bus owner. Telangana Police has promised to waive the remaining amount. Telangana Police has said that only online payments will be accepted while clearing the dues. Telangana Police will conduct a special campaign from March 1 to March 31 to publicize this scheme of relaxation in traffic challans.
The Hyderabad Police obtained Rs 51.7 lakh by auctioning abandoned and confiscated vehicles at various police stations in the city. City Police Commissioner CV Anand has ordered law and order and traffic police to remove all vehicles seized in criminal cases from police stations. A total of 601 vehicles were auctioned by the police at Goshamahal police station ground on Tuesday. Around 550 people from the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh participated in this auction.
Around 545 two-wheelers, 21 three-wheelers and two four-wheelers were auctioned during this period. The amount collected through the auction of vehicles will be deposited in the government treasury. According to the police, there are many vehicles which have been damaged to a great extent and are sold only to the junk dealers. People were reluctant to buy the vehicles despite being informed through press release. In the city, more than five thousand vehicles are being prepared for auction.