21-year-old with 189 challans pending against him says he did not know about a single one

21-year-old with 189 challans pending against him in Chandigarh
21-year-old with 189 challans pending against him in Chandigarh

Ever since the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 was implemented, motorists have been making it a point to follow traffic norms. However, not everyone is being conscientious. One of them is a 21-year-old youth from Chandigarh, who has 189 challans pending against him.

These challans were issued between 2017 and 2019, via traffic violation information slip (TVIS) for various offences. The youth, identified as Sanjiv, claimed ignorance about a single challan, except for one issued on July 26 this year for taking a wrong U-turn. As per reports, he was stopped by a traffic policeman for taking a wrong U-turn on July 26 at the Sector 33/34 light point, for which he was issued a challan of Rs 300.

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When the challan reached the district court, Chandigarh, records showed that he has 189 TVIS slips pending against him. TVIS, also known as e-challans, were issued on the basis of pictures clicked by people or through CCTV cameras installed at traffic lights. Sanjiv, who said he bought a second hand challan about a year and a half ago, said he was shocked, as he has been driving carefully. He also asked authorities why he was not informed about the pending challans.

-PTC News