THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: N K Raveendranathan RTO Enforcement Ernakulam who has taken charge as Deputy Transport Commissioner of Thiruvananthapuram can look back with satisfaction. He has made a whopping revenue of `8 crore for the state exchequer within a span of 16 months.
Raveendranathan who took charge as RTO Enforcement in April last year has taken action against 44,084 road violations in the district. It includes 2,014 license cancellation, 2,829 line trafficking cases, 714 air-horn issues, 417 for speeding, 3,951 sun films, 6,802 tipper cases, 510 school bus cases, 948 stage carriages, 8,375 helmet cases, 569 fitness cancellations, 1,210 seat belt flouting and 15,745 other offences.
Besides, he could also issue around 1.2 lakh charge memos for violations like speeding, red light jumping and other offences through the Automated Enforcement wing functioning at Kakkanad.
In the early stages, the Department could issue only 1,500 memos per month but it rose to 3,500 after he took charge as RTO Enforcement. But now, based on the data the Department issues an average of 4,500 memos in a month
“We could achieve this target with the help of my colleagues and superiors. The decisions taken by the former Transport Commissioner spurred us to nab the culprits. The efforts got a boost when new Transport Commissioner R Sreelekha took over. Her new plans also helped in achieving these numbers,” said Raveendranathan.
His team comprised four squads with eight assistant motor vehicle inspectors and four motor vehicle inspectors. Ravindranath joined the Thiruvananthapuram office on Thursday. Meanwhile H Abdul Navas took over as the new Enforcement RTO at the Kakkanad office here on Wednesday.