IMImobile to help Mumbai Police track drunken drivers

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Mumbai, Sep 18 (UNI) Drunken drivers in this teeming metropolis, Beware.

A value added service provider will now help the City police with a customised solution, that can easily access mobile database and interface, to track repeat and new drunk drivers.

Hyderabad-based IMImobile, in a release here, said that it had tied up with BPL Mobile to help the Mumbai Police to track tipsy drivers.

With BPL Mobile providing the network connectivity, Police are able to access criminal records at speed and crucially, at the scene of the crime via their mobile phones. Police are, therefore, able to check offenders' records with greater efficiency, ensuring repeat offenders do not slip through the net and new offenders are logged on the system from the outset, the company said.

''We are pleased to be able to offer this bespoke solution to Mumbai Police free of charge,'' Mr Vishwanath Alluri, IMImobile Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer said. Mr Harish Baijal, Deputy Commissioner (Traffic), Mumbai police said, ''With the support from IMImobile and BPL mobile, our officers can now get the information of previous convictions of drunken driving within a few seconds. This technology has been very beneficial and will help us in maintaining more discipline on Mumbai's roads.'' An added benefit of the solution is the fact that the system is able to send out SMS alerts on known offenders to the entire police units, especially useful during busy festival season. The database is confidential with only top ranking officials having complete access, the release added.

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