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The special e-challan room at the police control room to be strengthened
Counselling programme held for traffic violators recently
Keeping vigil:A traffic constable in mufti using a digital camera to record violation of traffic rules by vehicle owners on Bandar Road in Vijayawada.
VIJAYAWADA: The traffic police wing has intensified the drive to record videos or take a photograph of traffic violations by vehicle owners with digital cameras by plain-clothed policemen in busy areas in city in order to penalise the violators through the e-challan system.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (traffic) A.V. Ramana says that there was still considerable indiscipline when it comes to smooth traffic flow and the e-challan would prove to be an effective system to bring the violators to book.
Policemen in mufti will click photos of the violators and load these photos into the system so that challans will be sent directly to the addresses of the violators.
The Police Department has entered an agreement with the ‘aponline' for collecting the fines imposed under e-challan and there are five such centres which are already opened in city limits. The service provider will collect Rs. 5 extra from the violators at the time of payment.
Mr. Ramana said that they were thinking of spreading the network of centres to collect fines under the e-challan system and an agreement may also be reached with the eSeva centres in future.
If possible, the facility of paying the fines directly through net banking will also be introduced.
A special e-challan room is located at the police control room where all the information regarding the e-challan system will be recorded.
In future, this system will be strengthened in order to bring more violators of traffic rules to the book and enforce traffic compliance.
During the recent drive on drunken driving and triple riding, it was found that the vehicle owners were not bothered about the safety aspects.
Most cases registered during the drive were regarding drunken driving, driving without a licence, triple riding and driving without relevant records.
Mr. Ramana said that during this drive, as many as 77 vehicles were seized and 60 persons were fined for violations.
Also, the violators were called to attend a counselling programme held at the ACP's office when the officials sensitised them to the need for observing traffic rules for their own safety and for that of others.
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