Currency Crisis: Mumbai Traffic Police Now Accepts Freecharge For Paying Challans
The user can log on to www.mumbaipolice.net, enter their challan or vehicle number and pay using FreeCharge on the payments page. (Image: Freecharge)
FreeCharge has announced its partnership with Mumbai Traffic Police for collecting traffic fines in a cashless manner.
Close to 500 e-challan devices have been rolled out to various traffic chowkies across the city at present. Once an offender is caught violating any rule, an e-challan will be generated against the vehicle registration number. The challan would also be sent to person’s mobile phone immediately. The user can log on to www.mumbaipolice.net, enter their challan or vehicle number and pay using FreeCharge on the payments page.
In a statement shared earlier, Mumbai traffic police said that it expects an annual increase of 8 lakh challans, from the existing 22 lakhs. Such an effort will also help them in identifying and taking action against repeat offenders.
FreeCharge is also in discussion with police authorities in other cities to enable traffic challans to be paid via FreeCharge. As per publicly available information, traffic challans in metros is sizeable – Delhi pays about Rs 140 Crores annually, Mumbai about Rs 100 Crores, while Bengaluru collects Rs 70 Crores. Even smaller cities like Ahmedabad collect nearly Rs 17 Crores annually as traffic fines.
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