New Delhi: Delhi has emerged out as traffic rule violations capital. The virtual court concept popularized by the Supreme Court’s committee received nearly 27 lakh challans from Delhi with 110 lakh vehicles.
Virtual courts headed by Justice DY Chandrachud:
The virtual court headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud said these traffic challan cases can be handled by a single officer through a click of a button. Earlier, it was handled by 20 judicial officials unlike now when only one judicial officer handled these traffic challan cases. Justice Chandrachud said, “Implementation of the virtual court concept has freed 19 judicial officers who now can handle litigation instead of taking up routine traffic violation cases.”
National capital tops the traffic violations with 27 lakh challans
The virtual courts were first established in Delhi. Traffic violations were captured on camera and were sent to the owner of the offending vehicle. This way the fine money was deposited to the state instead of a potion going into the pockets of some corrupt traffic policemen.
Several challans and amount of Fine collected in various virtual courts:
During the lockdown, a virtual court was set in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Haryana. Kerala also has 110 lakh vehicles but it recorded just 1468 violation cases which are too less than that of Delhi Rs 1.3 lakh fine was collected in Kerala. In Tamil Nadu, 32, 000 traffic challans were witnessed and collected Rs 93 lakh in fines.
The above-listed statistics were represented by Justice Chandrachudm He gave these statistics on Saturday during the inauguration of a virtual court in Katni near Nagaur.
Single official to look after all cases:
Justice Chandrachud said that cases from Maharashtra will be filed under this virtual court and a single judge will adjudicate all cases. The violators can pay the fine on vcourts.gov.in.