Hyderabad: On the first day of the discounted rates on traffic challans the police department has collected over Rs 5.5 crores, as a large number of people cleared their fines. Police officials said that there was a tremendous response from the public over the clearance of pending challans at a discount on Tuesday.
As of now about Rs 5 lakhs challans were cleared. The amount collected is over Rs 5.5 crores in a single day.
After the website witnessed glitches due to increased traffic, the police had to increase the bandwidth of the server and necessary infrastructure for this special drive by 10 times, however, the system is running slow due to the large amounts of people accessing the Telangana E challan website.
The technical team aims to further scale it up to meet the increasing demand. 80 percent of the challans cleared today pertain to the tri commissionerates of Hyderabad city, police said.
“We request the public not to be in a hurry to clear the challans as we have given one month March 1 to 31, March for this scheme,” said a senior traffic police official.
The police department had announced huge discounts for the traffic violators and urged them to clear their pending challan.