The e-auction idea of seized vehicles turned out to be a good deal for traffic police department as the made five times more earnings than estimated. In the e-auctioned around 388 abandoned vehicles were sold that the police had seized from various parts of the city. The auction fetched the traffic department Rs 19.46 lakh in revenue.
The vehicles were quite old and turned into junk due to weathering dust, rains and sunshine all these years. The vehicle owners were sent the notices by the police to collect their seized vehicles seized. However, most of the vehicle owners did not show any interest in getting them back. Therefore the police decided to auction the vehicles.
The police commissioner Amitesh Kumar said he opted for e-auctioning to inject transparancy in the whole bidding process.
The police department had estimated that they would get Rs 3.84 lakh from the sale of junked vehicles but the bids received were around three to four times of the valuated price fixed by the police department. Police Commissioner Amitesh kumar appointed Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Sarang Awhad as the nodal officer for drive.
Awad collected these vehicles at police headquarters and uploaded their photos and information on the website. 15-day time was given for inspection of vehicles.
To buy these vehicles, big buyers from Metals and Scrap Corporation, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and various states reached Nagpur, besides many cities of the state including Nagpur, Aurangabad, Kolhapur came to city. They struck a written agreement with the city police to bid online for these vehicles deposited in junkyard. The e-auction was carried out on January 15.