In its latest move to clear over 26 lakh pending e-challans, the police and transport department officials have decided to deny all services offered by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) to vehicle owners, until the pending challans are cleared.
This means that any request at an RTA office from registering a vehicle to renewing a driving license, will be taken up only after verification of pending challans.
According to a report in the Times of India, this rule will be implemented in the jurisdiction of the Hyderabad and Cyberabad police limits and the software of the transport authority was modified accordingly.
Many vehicle owners in the city, have thousands of rupees worth challans pending against them, and some have even sold their vehicles without clearing the challans.
However, even they would have to clear the challans when they visit the RTA offices now.
Officials also told the newspaper that the cashless collection of penalties ensured a significant improvement in payment of fines, but old challans, especially against taxis, autos and two-wheelers were most among the 26 lakh pending challans.