Rs 38.73 millons revenue from drunk drivers in 9 months

The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has collected a revenue of Rs 38.73 million from drunk drivers from beginning of this Fiscal Year (FY) nine and half months ago.

DIG Keshav Prasad Adhikari, Chief of the MTPD, said police took actions against 41,071 drivers for drunk driving during this period.

Lost properties worth Rs 8.24 million returned to owners

Organining a press meet in the Capital on Friday, the MTPD said traffic police found various properties worth Rs 8.24 million at various vehicles and handed them to owners.

In a recent case, they collected US Dollar 14,025, Thai Bhat 8,480, Burmese Kyat 36,500, Indonesian Rupiah 991,000, five bank cheques and an Apple Ipad from a taxi (Ba 1 Ja 6984) on April 18.

An American national named David had left the properties while travelling from Durbarmarg to RaviBhawan.

Police handed over the cashes and the Ipad to the man and arrerted taxi driver Rajendra Thakuri of Mahadevsthan-1, Kavre for investigation.

Thousands of drivers’ licences punched for breaching rules

According to MTPD, police punched holes on driving licences of 58,457 for violating traffic rules since December 2012.

In this period, cases were registered against 377 drivers for drunk driving.

Police also tracked 26 persons with dual licences and referred them to the Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka for further actions.

In the same period, 28 licences were punched six times, meaning they will be repealed.

Most hit and run cases end in agreement

The MTPD said the office received 251 complaints about hit and run cases in this fiscal year. Among them, 169 were settled in agreement whereas police are looking into other 82 cases, according to Bhandari.