Delhi Police to withdraw 1.5 lakh over speeding challans on NH 24
New Delhi : Delhi Traffic Police will be withdrawing around 1.5 lakh challans issued for overspeeding on National Highway 24 between August and October 10.
It is not clear what will be done to the amount collected as fines.
A Joint Commissioner-level traffic police officer, on condition of anonymity, said: "Delhi Traffic Police is withdrawing about 1.5 lakh challans issued in two and a half months between August and October 10. Most of these were related to overspeeding on National Highway 24."
Another Delhi Traffic Police officer said: "In fact, these challans were issued on National Highway 24 between Nizamuddin bridge and Ghazipur, which is close to Delhi-UP border."
Why are they withdrawing challans?
An officer told NDTV: "The reason behind the withdrawal of these challans was that the PWD had put up a signboard of speed limit of 70 km/hr while the challans were issued for speeding over 60 km/hr on national highway. We decided to take back the challans after receiving a lot of complaints."
According to the report, the Traffic Police had asked the PWD to replace the signboard with a speed limit of 60 Kmph but the asked was not done; now, the cops have upgraded the cameras along the Highway with a speed limit of 70 Kmph.