USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY IN TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT-
With increasing time, more advanced technologies are being implemented in almost all sectors. In the past couple of years itself; the traffic department has started using new techniques and systems in their day-to-day working activities; such as the use of CCTV cameras throughout the country, the use of e-challans, and online portals for various traffic-related purposes.
Almost all the states have adopted the new E-challan system in India, where if any vehicle is caught violating any kind of traffic rules on cameras, an e-challan will be sent immediately to the violator’s mobile number. State-wise online portals have been launched, where people can check their challan status and also pay their fines.
NEW E-CHALLAN SOFTWARE IN KOLKATA-
In Kolkata, new E-challan software has been launched in the E-challan system.
- This software is integrated with the National Database for Vehicle Registration (Vahaan) and driver’s license.
- This database has a list of all vehicles and any traffic violations that have been recorded under this.
- This list will contain all the vehicles of the country, not just that of Kolkata.
- Therefore, a person whose license is challaned or canceled under a major traffic offense will not be able to issue a license in another jurisdiction.
ABOUT THE NEW E-CHALLAN SOFTWARE-
- The software will be able to read all the e-documents that a person will carry on their mobile phones.
- People do not need to carry the physical copy of any vehicle’s documents with them everywhere.
- The traffic police will also be able to seize or suspend the e-documents, and also issue e-challans in case of traffic violations.
- If a person is found violating traffic rules, the police will lock their e-documents.
- The violator will then not be able to access any of their e-documents until they pay their fines.
- If they are found violating traffic rules again, the traffic police will be able to see that the e-documents of violator’s vehicles have already been locked for violations previously connected.
- And that, the fine of the previous violations have not yet been cleared.