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Very soon you can get an e-challan

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 10:13am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Pune: City residents will soon have a choice to get their personal traffic related data at the click of a mouse, as the traffic branch is going paperless. The paperless cum digitisation project entails computerisation of all the traffic related citizens data currently available with the 30 traffic divisions in the city. Once operational, the citizens can log onto the traffic department special log-in id and generate an e- receipt of their offences and history.

The new facility will enable the citizens to generate an e receipt of their challans, history of the traffic offences, date of expiry of license. It will also help them reason out with cops with solid data related to their traffic offence and help curb incidents of excess and corruption. The initiative will provide the traffic police will a powerful tool to pull out data of any particular offenders from lakhs of cases within a minute.

Explaining the project, DCP ( Traffic ) Vishwas Pandhare said that the paper challans , duty books and mobile registers available with his men will soon be phased out paving way for digitisation of the official documents. The new system will be connected to all the smartphones being used by the traffic branch personnel and at the same time public access will be provided to the residents to check their information.

A centralised state of the art data centre will be stationed at traffic branch will which ensure that the traffic monitoring is carried out in a transparent manner and would check malpractices. It will be tamper proof and have a suitable mechanism to create back up data. Currently, the process of data entry is underway at all the traffic divisions and the same would be uploaded on the internet. Besides, the large format road maps and traffic routes prepared by the traffic branch during the past thirty years will be scanned and uploaded to facilitate real time traffic monitoring.

Welcoming the development, traffic expert Vivek Velankar said the digitisation project will change the public perception about the functioning of the traffic police and make the cops accountable. " It will bring in the much desired professionalism and enhance the capabilities of the police force . The citizens stand to benefit upto a great extent due to the digital project ," he added.

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