Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Friday, May 20, 2011
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Andhra Pradesh

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |

Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Measures to streamline traffic

Staff Reporter

Traffic police draws 100-day action plan for better traffic management

— PHOTO: G: RAMAKRISHNA

Tough talk:Additional Commissioner, Traffic, C.V. Anand addressing mediapersons on Thursday.


HYDERABAD: Think twice before leaving your car at ‘no parking' areas in the city. The city traffic police have acquired wheel clamps to make your four-wheeler immobile if found at non-parking areas. And, you have no other option but to cough up the penalty. The traffic police officer concerned would leave a slip containing his mobile phone number after immobilising your vehicle.

“The motorist would have to call that number, pay the penalty and then only he can take away his vehicle,” the Hyderabad Traffic Police Additional Commissioner, C.V. Anand, said at a press conference. After exhausting all options to control parking violations, the traffic police had bought 750 wheel clamps to contain the menace causing frequent traffic snarls.

Action plan

This was part of increased enforcement under the 100-day action plan envisaged for better traffic management in the city, he said. Since not many vehicle owners were paying e-challans being issued for different traffic rule violations, the police obtained 48 Programmable Digital Assistants in addition to the 70 existing units.

Police are planning to introduce higher-end models of PDAs which come with in-built credit or debit card swiping machines using which a citizen can pay fine amounts on the spot. Currently, the vehicle owner has to go to a nearby e-Seva centre to pay his fine amounts after the traffic police check his pending challans using the PDAs.

“In fact, with some more technological advances, we hope to completely do away with writing challans. The imposition of challan and payments can be made through the PDAs,” Mr. Anand said. Conceding that issuing e-challans was getting delayed by two months after noticing rule violation by a vehicle driver, he said the system was improvised to send e-challan within two days of identifying breach of rules like jumping signal or crossing stop-line.

Still cameras

The format of the e-challan too was changed giving all details of the time, type and place of violation. “Please note that we have precise photographic evidence before issuing every e-challan,” Mr. Anand said, observing that cameras at junctions were increased from 135 to 350. In addition to these, traffic policemen too were given still cameras to click pictures of violators.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Andhra Pradesh

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |

Copyright 2011, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu