E-Challan for traffic violators to be made mandatory in Maharashtra

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Mumbai, Jan 13: If you don't see traffic police on the road, don't try to break the signal as violators shall be caught on camera as part of the E-Challan procedure which will be soon made mandatory by the Maharashtra Government.

E-Challan for traffic violators in Maha

After a successful trial in Thane and Navi Mumbai, the scheme will be rolled out in the entire state from June, I T Principal Secretary Rajesh Agrawal said. CCTV surveillance system is set up at traffic signals and the cameras are linked to the main control room.

"If traffic rules are violated, the pictures are captured on the camera. Based on the pictures, a letter seeking penalty for traffic norms violation is sent to the concerned person. The letter comprises the details of the violation. An E-Challan is sent to the violator. If he fails to deposit the fine amount, the traffic police can move the court against the concerned person.

So far, 500 people have been caught on camera violating traffic rules," Agrawal said. The traffic police constable will carry an Android device which will have a handy printer for E-Challan so that the violators can immediately pay the fine. Along with this device, the traffic constables will carry a credit and debit card swipe machine so that people can pay their fine money. 

PTI

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