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A touch of innovation- Finally, e-challan system arrives in city

A touch of innovation- Finally, e-challan system arrives in city
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DGP showers praise on city traffic police for being best equipped unit in the countryA Hyderabad: Director...

DGP showers praise on city traffic police for being best equipped unit in the countryA

Hyderabad: Director General of Police (DGP) V Dinesh Reddy on Monday inaugurated the new integrated e-challan system and advanced Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) machines at the city police commissioner's office.A Talking to mediapersons on the occasion, the DGP said that Hyderabad traffic police was one of the best equipped police units in the country. He congratulated Commissioner of Police Anurag Sharma and Additional Commissioner of Police for Traffic C V Anand for introducing innovative systems and technology in the ine-challanterest of people.

Dinesh Reddy said that traffic cops' behaviour has a bearing on the image of the police and the government, since it is exposed to public more than any other wing of the police department. The innovative technology would enable the traffic personnel to ensure transparency and prevent manipulations, thereby it can improve the image of the police, he said.

Earlier, explaining about the new integrated e-challan system, Additional Commissioner Anand said that the new system would enable spot payment of pending challans. Payment could be made in cash or through debit, credit cards and also through net banking on Hyderabad traffic police website. "From now on, the e-challan would carry photograph of the violation, which is first of its kind in India. The same could be viewed by the public on the traffic police website. Besides, manual challans would be replaced by electronically generated challans," informed Anand.

The advanced PDAs would enable live connectivity to the e-challan main server and instant challans containing the fines pending could be generated. During power cuts, spot challans can be issued offline. The PDAs could also be used as cameras and card readers. As many as 150 PDAs had been procured for now, said the Additional Commissioner.

The new integrated e-challan system would be helpful in overcoming problems such as payment of fines at e-seva centres via AP Online, non availability of photo evidence for public viewing etc, Anand added.A Apart from these things, the traffic police also procured five speed laser gun cameras, ten tint meters, 50 breath analysers and 175 digital cameras for enforcement purposes. Director General of Police for Law and Order S A Huda, Additional DGP for Intelligence M Mahendar Reddy, City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma and other senior officers were present at the inauguration ceremony.

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