Kolkata: Kolkata Police has decided to waive penalties by 65 percent for pending traffic violation cases recorded upto November 15. This ‘One Time Traffic Fine Settlement Scheme’ has been taken up for the purpose of clearing the long pending traffic fines.Kolkata Police is also about to send a proposal to the state government to make the No Objection Certificate (NOC) mandatory at the time of renewal of insurance and Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn Wednesday, Commissioner of Police (CP), Kolkata, Rajeev Kumar, informed that millions of traffic cases have been pending since 2003. As a result, a huge amount of traffic penalties are due. To clear up the matter, Kolkata Police will be giving the offenders a chance to clear the penalties with lesser amount than the original fine. This waiver scheme has been divided into two parts. In the first part, commencing from December 1, 2018, people will be allowed to clear the penalties charged by paying only 35 percent of the original fine amount. This phase will end on January 14, 2019. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe second phase will commence from January 15, where people have to pay 50 percent of the fine amount to clear the pending cases. This phase will continue till February 13. After completion of the second phase, people will have to pay the original amount to clear the cases. The fine amount can be paid using both online and offline methods. Online payment can be made using the Kolkata Police website from December 1. Offline payment can be submitted at the counters in 25 traffic guards of Kolkata Police and at the headquarter in Lalbazar. Apart from waiving the penalties, Kolkata Police is also mulling a proposal for mandatory NOC for renewal of vehicle insurance and PUC certificate, to the state government. Till date, it is mandatory to obtain an NOC from Kolkata Police, before selling or buying a used motor vehicle. Also, before changing the address of a vehicle’s registration or in driving licence, obtaining NOC is mandatory.