Kelantan RTD targets collecting RM600,000 in summonses


KOTA BHARU –  The Kelantan Road Transport Department (RTD) is targeting to collect outstanding summonses of RM600,000 during the implementation of the 70 per cent discount, offered in conjunction with the 64th National Day celebration.

Its director, Hanif Yusabra Yusuf, said that, as of yesterday, Kelantan RTD recorded a collection of RM54,273, involving various traffic summonses through the initiative, which was implemented on Aug 17. The public has until Sept 16 to take advantage of the discount offered.

He added that the discount does apply for offences registered in the court, including those with arrest warrants and discharge not amounting to acquittal (DNAA) cases.

“The offer is also extended to foreigners, except those involved in cases or offences that have been referred to RTD by police and the Immigration Department.

“I urge the public to settle their summonses. For the record, last year, the Kelantan RTD collected RM718,764 in traffic summonses under a similar initiative,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after the distribution of Jalur Gemilang via drive-through, in collaboration with the Eddie Hamid FanClub, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), at the Panji RTD here today.

In a related development, Hanif Yusabra said that RTD received encouraging responses from the public through its drive-through facility, which started on Aug 16 until Sept 30, to facilitate the public to renew road tax and driving licences.

He said that RTD has recorded a collection of RM140,600, involving 1,842 vehicles, within a week after the initiative was implemented.

“The drive-through facility is open daily, from 9am to 3pm (until 1pm on Fridays and Saturdays) to facilitate the public, without the need to make an appointment and avoiding congestion at the counters.

“Kelantan is the first state to introduce the drive-through initiative for the renewal of driving licences and Motor Vehicle Licences (road tax),” he added.