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Hi-tech: The Personal Data Identification device introduced by the Hyderabad Traffic Police to nab traffic violators.
Hi-tech: The Personal Data Identification device introduced by the Hyderabad Traffic Police to nab traffic violators.

Police come out with a smart system to nail offenders

HYDERABAD: Habitual traffic violators better be wary. City traffic police has put in practice a smart system that can nail chronic traffic violators, produce the commuter’s history of violations and issue ‘challan’ immediately within a few minutes. All the violator has to do is to go to the nearest e-Seva centre to pay up and collect the vehicle from traffic police.

The new system-Personal Police Identification Data- is being implemented in Panjagutta, Trimulgherry and Saifabad areas from March 26. Once a commuter is caught, the traffic police enters the vehicle number into a hand held device, which looks much like the device used by persons issuing electricity bills, and if the commuter has a history of traffic violations, the device rolls out a ‘challan’ in a jiffy.

The ‘challan’ will show complete history of the offence including the nature of violation, date and time, penalty amount with complete address of the owner of the registered vehicle. “Habitual offenders are not responding to our repeated requests through letters, personal visits and phone calls.

That’s why we have implemented this system,” says Panjagutta traffic inspector R. Rajeshwar Rao. Once the commuter pays up the penalty in e-Seva centre, then the history of violations will be ‘deleted’ from the police database.

“We will not implement the system on holidays because the e-Seva centres will be closed. Our personnel have been collecting data of habitual violators since five years,” Mr. Rao informed. Triple riding, cell phone driving, signal jumping, dangerous driving, violations at no entry and no parking zones and a host of other types of violations are being penalised through this system.


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