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E-Challan system to be implemented soon

E-Challan system to be implemented soon

New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police is procuring e-challan system through NIC on a turnkey basis which will facilitate challaning electronically. After the implementation of the new system, the law enforcement agency will have access to the details of other state vehicles which will curb traffic violations in the city.

Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Taj Hassan during annual press conference briefed media regarding the future plans of Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) to make city roads more safer.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 19 crores and it is to be completed by May 2019.

"There will be real-time integration of Traffic Police challans with Sarthi and Vahan databases," police added.

According to an officer, if another state vehicle, involved in traffic violation in the city, through the new system which will have all data regarding the vehicle, notice can be sent to the owner.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Alok Kumar said, "Through the new system, we will also know the previous history of traffic violators." It will also help in building of a database of repeat offenders.

"e-Challan system will facilitate maintenance of records of past traffic violations, payment through e-gateway, (credit, debit card, internet banking)," officer said adding that the e-Challan system shall also facilitate issuing notices through SMS to traffic violators. Apart from e-Challan, there will be the acquisition of Portable Tripod Mounted Radar. The estimated cost of the following project is Rs. 5.5 crores. The radar will help DTP in disciplining of motorists and regulation and smooth safe flow of traffic." There will be the control on the occurrence of road accidents due to over-speeding on accident-prone zones," police said.

Body-Worn Cameras:

Total 1000 body worn cameras purchased by Traffic Unit. "700 are distributed in traffic circles to be worn by the staff on duty. 300 body worn cameras sent to DCP (P&L) to equip with the riders of beat patrolling motorcycles of local police. 632 traffic police personnel undergone training programme for handling (further training continuing). Objective behind cameras to ensure proper conduct and behaviour of police personnel besides bringing transparency and avoiding malicious complaints," police said.

Delhi Traffic Police Challan:

Last year 64,79,854 challan issued by Delhi Traffic Police under different violations and the compounding amount was 105.99 crore. "Around 2,11,955 challans issued for red light jumping, over speeding- 1,37,565 challans, triple riding- 1,92,452,rider without helmet- 11,93,558, pillion rider without helmet-5,62,894, dangerous driving-2,34,639, drunken driving-37,188, not using seat belt-6,25,468,Use of mobile phone while driving-15,756 and improper parking-11,63,438 challans issued. On an average 2000– 2100 motor vehicles are registered per day in Delhi.

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