Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed the state legislative assembly that over 36,000 driving licences have been recommended for suspension by the traffic police since 2017.
During the period over Rs 21 crore has been collected by way of fines.
In a written reply to the question of Margao MLA Digambar Kamat, Sawant said the number of driving licences recommended for suspension to the transport department by the traffic police in 2017 stood at 4,301, in 2018 some 24,151 licences were suggested for suspension and in 2019 (till June) 8,138 driving licences have been recommended for suspension.
The licences are recommended for suspension as per Section 19 of the MV Act 1988 read with Rule 21 of CMVR 1989, Sawant said.
A total of 36,590 driving licences have been recommended for suspensions.
The Chief Minister said that 17,75,715 MV challans were issued by the traffic police from January 2017 to June 2019 and fine collected is Rs 21,48,75,085.