According to a recent media report, after the release of the provincial budget, the Punjab government has assigned the task to traffic police to collect fines worth Rs. 3.89 billion in the 2021-22 financial year.
Punjab Govt gave these orders as an effort and attempt to bridge the financial gap. The traffic police must complete the target of collecting challans of Rs3.90 billion throughout the province in the next financial year.
The provincial government will also give a share of the Rs3.90 billion fines to the traffic police, sources said.
As per the news, during the current fiscal year, the Punjab police had been carried out challans worth Rs2.74 billion. And now their task exceeded last year’s target of challans by Rs300 million.
According to the sources, this decision has been made to curb non-stop road violations and speeding driving accidents, drivers driving without permission or using mobile phones while driving is now at risk of heavy fines. Over speeding, bikers will be charged a fine of Rs. 500 instead of Rs. 200, and over-speeding car drivers will be fined Rs. 750, private or public transit vehicle drivers will be fined Rs. 1000. Car Drivers who disobey traffic signs will be fined Rs. 500, and those who do not carry a helmet will be fined Rs. 600 instead of Rs. 200. Cars who go the wrong direction will be fined Rs. 400, and anyone who changes lanes without using signs will be fined Rs. 400. People that are seen operating without their seat belts fastened will be charged Rs. 750 instead of Rs. 500.