Violating traffic? E-fine on spot for Chennaiites
A traffic policeman trying out issuing the e-challan on Anna Salai after he caught an auto rickshaw driver for violation on Tuesday — DC
Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa inaugurated this e-initiative for spot fines on traffic violators at Anna Salai police station on Tuesday.
She also launched solar-powered portable traffic signals which can be used during power failure and VIP movement.
The city traffic police would now be armed with over 300 e-challan machines, worth over Rs 2.8 crore, to collect spot fines. They would register the vehicle number and violations in the machine before issuing the e-challan. The erring motorists would also have to sign digitally on the machine.
The details would be stored in servers in the traffic control room on real-time basis, the city police explained. Soon, motorists would be able to pay their fines using credit cards.
“Technology-driven initiative of the Chennai police will go a long way towards better enforcement of traffic rules. The utility of these systems depend on persons who handle them. The police, as law enforcement agents, should always strive to fulfil the aspirations of the people by serving them effectively,” Ms Jayalalithaa wrote in the visitors’ book.
The CM also inaugurated the use of portable solar traffic signal system on Tuesday. The portable traffic signal system can be used during power failure and also during VIP movement.
The chief minister also presented cash rewards to those won prizes in national level police duty meet held in Haryana.