Bangalore city traffic police is moving into a ‘paperless regime of enforcement’ with officers being provided with hi-tech ‘Blackberry and Bluetooth’- supported printers from Wednesday.

Project “Black Berry assisted Traffic Enforcement” that was initiated by city traffic police in 2008 has finally reached its final stage, State Home Minister V.S. Acharya said.

Launching the second phase of Black Berry plan here, he said “with all traffic officers up to the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector getting black berry and Bluetooth-supported printers today, city traffic police will move into a paperless regime of enforcement.”

The technology would be implemented throughout Karnataka, Acharya said, without specifying any time frame for it.

It has many added benefits like data base of traffic offenders, real time access to history of offences committed by drivers and real time “Management Information System (MIS)” where performance of each officer, types of vehicles being penalised and type of offences being booked are accessible over Internet in real time, he said.

Phase II, which involves 370 black berry and printers, has more advanced and robust equipment with protective cover.

It is also backed with elaborate connectivity and data storage in State Data Centre, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic & Security) Praveen Sood said.

Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari unveiled ‘Violation Evidence Management System’ (VEMS) on the occasion.

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