It’s not just Mumbai police that has a knack for trolling traffic rule offenders on social media. Recently, we came across a tweet from UP Police, which has trolled the first-ever recipient of an E-challan for over-speeding on the Yamuna Expressway.
As can be made out from the tweet, the challan amount was collected from the driver of the Hyundai Verna at the Jewar toll plaza. The Jewar Toll Plaza is situated on the Greater Noida-Agra stretch of the Yamuna Expressway. As per the challan copy, the offender violated the speed limit of 120 kmph and was caught doing almost 134 kmph. The challan amount is only Rs 400 but will increase exponentially with repetition of the offence.
While the fine has already been collected from the offender at the toll plaza, an image of the challan has been tweeted with a message that reads – “Congratulations ! U r the 1st Unlucky recipient of Our E-Challan receipt 4 violating at Speed of 120 Kms/Hr, On Yamuna Expressway. Yr record is in our database & will also be shared with Transport dept. Subsequent Violations will attract higher penalties & cancellation of license.”
Congratulations ! U r the 1st Unlucky recipient of Our E-Challan receipt 4 violating t Speed of 120 Kms/Hr, On Yamuna Expressway. Yr record is in our database & will also be shared with Transport dept. Subsequent Violations will attract higher penalties & cancellation of license pic.twitter.com/DypdjZVGEn
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) April 19, 2018
Last month, the concessionaire of the expressway was directed by Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) to integrate a traffic violation challan system with the toll collection system. The toll plazas have ever since adopted the challan-issuing system and have started issuing challans for overspeeding. It’s said that the Yamuna Expressway witnesses over 4,500 violations daily and most of these challans are issued for over-speeding.
This stretch of the Yamuna Expressway is a 6-lane (extendable to 8 lanes at some places), 205 km long, controlled-access expressway that connects the town of Greater Noida with Agra in Uttar Pradesh. This road is one of the longest six-lane controlled-access expressways in the country. The cost of development of this stretch was Rs 128.39 billion.