Bhayandar: Errant motorists bewareErrant motorists beware! Think twice before over-speeding, riding helmetless or jumping a red signal. The traffic administration wing of the Thane (rural) police has initiated the “One State, One e-Challan” — an ambitious integrated traffic laws’ enforcement project, across the state.
Superintendent of Police Dr. Shivaji Rathod, 45, sophisticated handheld e-challan devices to the traffic personnel in the presence of Senior Police Inspector (Traffic), Jagdish Shinde on Wednesday.
Armed with the devices, on duty traffic personnel will now be able to immediately issue a challan to violators and issue penalties, payments of which can be made not only by cash, but also through debit or credit cards and print receipts on the spot.
“The aim of this digitized initiative is not to collect fines but to promote discipline and encourage transparency in the system.” said Rathod.
While footages captured by Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras will be monitored and digitized challan sent to defaulters on their mobile phones, the database will have the names of violators, repeat offenders along with the details of any pending e-challans that might be registered on the vehicle. Control rooms equipped with e-challan server software and back office with the database, have been set up to facilitate proper handling and operations of the e-challan mechanism.
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