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Truth about 50 percent discount on traffic penalties, Hyderabad

Brief Outline: A hoax message going viral around Hyderabad, the circulating message claimed that 50% discount will be applicable on traffic penalties,.

Facts Check: Fake

What is Viral? 

Viral message on the social media claims that 50 percent discount on traffic penalties.

it is a good gesture that Traffic police is offering 50 percent discount on penalties, through lok adalat on dasara. IT WILL BE EXCELLENT IF CITIZENS ARE PERMITTED TO PAY THROUGH ONLINE INSTEAD OF LOK ADALATH & THEIR CUMBERSOME PROCEDURES.MOROVER IT IS OBSERVED THAT TRAFFIC CHALLANS ARE BEING LEVIED BY TRAFFIC POLICE IN RESIDENTIAL COLONIES ON OWNERS VEHICLES PARKED IN FRONT OF THEIR HOUSES.

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Facts Check Analysis: Soon after the viral message spread like fire, many vehicle owners came to the Goshamahal police ground to avail the discount, but had to return back as there was no such discount available.  

The message floating on the social media is not new, it floating since 2016, with a header Hyderabad City Traffic Police.

The Hyderabad police put up the clarification “#HYDTPinfo Citizens are hereby informed that today there will b a Lokadalath to settle the Law n Order criminal cases only. But not TRAFFIC Related MV Act cases. Ignore all fake messages of Traffic Lokadalath.”

There was also another clarification on the viral message “#HYDTPinfo Citizens are hereby informed that today there will b a Lokadalath to settle the Law n Order criminal cases only. But not TRAFFIC Related MV Act cases. Ignore all fake messages of Traffic Lokadalath.”.

Still since many of the people don’t follow the social media, came to the police ground only to realize it was a fake message being circulated on the social media.