E-challan for violating traffic rules, from March

Tightening the noose around commuters violating traffic rules, Delhi Traffic Police now will be seen with an electronic device rather the Challan Book. This hi-tech pilot project has already kicked off in RK Puram, Vasant Vihar and Kalyanpuri areas of Delhi. The fully-fledged e-challan system will be operation from March next year.

The e-challan system will help Traffic Police in maintaining online records. With the help of this technology, will be able to trace how many times a vehicle has violated the traffic rules.

Using this system, challans will be issued electronically with hand-held devices, and repeat offenders will pay more. Traffic cops will be armed with hand-held computers attached to a camera and a printer. Photographs of violations will be used as documentary evidence. The devices will be connected to a central server where details will be saved for future reference. The systems will also be GPS-enabled in the final phase. These will have a facility to swipe both credit cards and licenses, making the payment of challans easier.

Source: Times of India, New Delhi, Jan 1, 2012
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