You Can’t Evade E Challan in Mumbai, Traffic Cops Will Send It through SMS
Mumbai becomes the only city in the country where it is has been implemented that the motorist who violate traffic rules will be sent a challan receipt through an SMS on their cell phones.
|S.No||Features of Mumbai’s E–Challan System||Detailed Information|
|1||The System Launched at||Traffic Police headquarters Worli|
|2||Number of CCTV’s Installed under this System||4,717 Closed Circuit Television Cameras|
|3||Number of Challans Issued by Mumbai Police due to traffic violations||About 6000 challans per day|
|4||Number of Officials placed to monitor the System||25 Constables|
|5||Number of Equipments handed to field officers under this system||500 hand held devices|
Details about this new concept E–Challan in Mumbai
- The Mumbai traffic constables have said that from now on they will monitor the camera located on the roads in order to spot traffic offenders and generate a challan that will also include photographic evidence.
- The challan will be sent to the mobile number of the offender via SMS and along with a link will also be provided in the SMS for making online challan payment.
- If a person is booked for more than five traffic offence then he or she will be reported to the RTO for the suspension of the offender’s license.
- To help the police in follow this concept, 4717 cameras have been set up in the different crossing of the cities. 25 constables have been appointed for the scanning of the cameras and generating the challans.
- Among the 25 constables selected, 20 will monitor the camera and select the images. The other five will get the images forwarded by the 20 constables. The five constables will be responsible for scanning the vehicle registration number, date of offence, etc. and they would then generate the challan.
- Also this does not mean that the spot challans will be discontinued. This would just mean that spot challans will also become cashless. The constables on spot will have debit card and credit card machines with them. One can also pay their challan in a concerned police chowky.
- Mumbai police has collaborated with Vodafone and so one may also pay their challan in the Vodafone cash payment points. The money will be transferred to the traffic police from here.
Before this some other states in India tried out sending challan to the traffic through post. But then this concept failed as it was expensive. But then it is believed that the concept of sending challan via SMS in mobile phones could be a more effective way of going about this procedure.
The Mumbai police have availed the combined database of around 15 lakh vehicle owners addresses, mobile numbers in Mumbai and officials are working hard to improve those numbers in nearby future. In total there are around 28 lakh vehicles are in operation in and around the city of Mumbai and Mumbai police has said that they are making their best effort to have a complete database and making this e-challan system a successful one.
As the system purely involves digital aid, officials will be more beneficial to solve or to identify the crime scene in quick session. Also, the e-Challan system helps to avoid lot of paper works owing to that it will be eco-friendly.