E-enforcement on the roll soon
With prosecution history at their finger tips, traffic police can soon pin down repeat offenders and extract pending challan, reports Nivedita Khandekar.delhi Updated: Dec 15, 2008 23:39 IST
In yet another technology-aided initiative, the Delhi Traffic Police is in the process of acquiring a GPRS-enabled hand-held device for their men on the road to prosecute and challan road traffic violators online, specially the repeat offenders.
This e-enforcement system — which was called the “mother of all projects” for traffic enforcement by Commissioner of Police Y.S. Dadwal recently — envisages connecting the hand-held device online to a central database.
The GPRS-enabled device called the PDA – palmtop digital assistance – will be handed over to field staff.
As it is connected to the central database, this device will help in accessing the prosecution history of a traffic violator.
The central database will have record of all vehicle and driving licence-related information along with a record of
those who are issued notices/challaned.
“Our department has been working on this for a long time,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) S.N. Shrivastava said.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander, who has been instrumental in conceptualising the system, said, “With prosecution history at our finger tips, quality will increase. It can bring about a lot of change in people’s attitude as they would fear breaking rules.”
“Global tender would be issued soon and hopefully, e-enforcement will start by April 2009,” Shrivastava added.