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Traffic Fines
News  /  Published 12.05.22

Mukundapur woman challenges Parama flyover traffic prosecution case

“At no point of time did I obstruct traffic. My car was parked when the flank was closed. And when they opened the flank, I wanted to leave immediately but the police wrecker was holding back my...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.05.22

Mukundapur woman prosecuted for protesting Parama flyover closure

A woman driving to her office on Tuesday morning was prosecuted for obstructing the thoroughfare after she protested the decision to close the Parama flyover apparently for the movement of ‘a VI...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri

News  /  Published 09.05.22

Helmetless rider threatens to shoot Kolkata police sergeant, gets arrested

Several traffic cops The Telegraph spoke to said they often faced such resistance, especially from motorcyclists who find it difficult to pay increased fine amounts. In January, the fine amounts for ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Behala

News  /  Published 14.02.22

Fewer buses on Sunday leave commuters in Kolkata in tight spot

Movement of vehicles on Vidyasagar Setu was suspended for six hours, from 8am to 2pm, on Sunday to facilitate an assessment of the stability of the structure by engineers from the Hooghly River Bridge...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.02.22

Traffic fines of Rs 194 crore remain unpaid in Kolkata for at least six years

From 2016 till 2021, the police have imposed traffic fines totalling around Rs 476 crore, of which around Rs 282 crore have been paid. The unpaid amount till the end of 2021 was around Rs 194 crore. ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 01.02.22

Mini bus involved in Esplanade accident ran without papers for 3 years

It took the bus to topple on one of the city’s busiest roads for police and the transport authorities to wake up to the gross violation of rules. State transport minister Firhad Hakim said on M...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.01.22

Car rams into bus in Patuli, 1 killed, 4 injured

It was not clear till Friday evening if the driver had a valid licence because he was admitted to hospital and the cops could not interrogate him. The deceased was identified as Sirajul Sardar, 40, a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Patuli

News  /  Published 28.01.22

Transporters write to Firhad Hakim against steep traffic fines in Kolkata, rest of Bengal

On January 25, the state government had issued a revised chart with increased fine amounts for offences under the Motor Vehicles Act. Officers of the rank of motor vehicles inspector and police offic...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.01.22

Kolkata police face mercy pleas from traffic rule violators for steep fines

Many cops on the roads said what looked like an ideal way to discipline motorists appeared difficult to execute. “He was possibly telling the truth about his new job and he might not have that ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.01.22

Breaking traffic rules gets costlier in Kolkata, rest of Bengal

The fine for driving with an invalid licence has increased from Rs 500 to Rs 10,000. Earlier, someone caught riding a two-wheeler without a helmet was fined Rs 100. Now, the offender has to pay Rs 1,...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata


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