A Right To Information has revealed that Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’ vehicle has violated traffic norms eleven times in eight months. between January to August this year, according to Times Now report. However, the traffic police revoked all his e-challans, which would have otherwise made Fadnavis pay Rs 13,000 in fine.
A statement was issued by the traffic police, saying the CM’s convoy was exempted because of security protocols. The RTI was filed by Mumbai-based activist Shakeel Ahmad. Responding to the RTI, the traffic police said that one of the official vehicles used by the CM breached speeding norms five times while the other cars violated it eight times between January 12 and August 12.
“Traffic challans are auto-generated through deployed speed cameras. Convoy vehicles of the CM are exempted from speed limits due to security threat perception,” the Mumbai Traffic Police said in a statement. It added that there are “technical glitches” in the software which generates e-challans and it is being rectified. The reply also said that the violations were captured by traffic enforcement cameras installed at the Bandra Worli Sealink.
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