Pune Cops Reward 10,000 Law-Abiding Citizens With 50% Discounts On Food & Shopping!

The rapid increase in the number of road accidents in the country is worrisome but seldom are we seen being cautious while commuting. Hence, going the extra mile to encourage safer roads in the city, Pune traffic cops have decided to reward riders holding a clean driving record.

In the bid to reduce the number of road fatalities and promote traffic rule compliance, Pune traffic cops will now reward law-abiding citizens with discount coupons up to 50% for popular shops and online delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato.

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For this, cops have tied up with popular online food delivery aggregators who will generate the 10-digit code to be presented to riders with a clean track record. The department has also collaborated with over 200 other stores around Pune for the same.

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The cops randomly intercept vehicles and check the records of the rider based on their number plate and the automobile documents. If the rider is found to have a clean record, he is instantly sent the 10-digit code that can be availed at various stores across the city and also through online food delivery applications.

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Reportedly, the tie-up has taken place under the umbrella of the Aabhar Yojana initiative that was launched on June 14 to reward citizens who carry their automobile documents properly.

This initiative seems to have faired well with at least 10,000 coupons and discount vouchers already been handed out since it was flagged off by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic), Pankaj Deshmukh.

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Witnessing the overwhelming response and effectiveness of the initiative, the traffic department is looking at alternatives to sustain it.

¬†‚ÄúThe preferences of Punekars directed us to rope in food aggregators to offer discounts to law-abiding commuters. So far, the response has been great, and we will continue rewarding citizens,‚ÄĚ said DCP Deshmukh.

While the traffic department is leaving no stone unturned to make roads safer in the country, isn’t it our responsibility too to pay heed towards our own safety and be more cautious while driving on the roads?

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