After September this year, traffic rule violators will not be spared and more stringent fines will be applied on them as Delhi traffic police has announced the adoption of the e-challan system. As opposed to the traditional system of challaning, the e-challan system will allow traffic officials to get instant information about the vehicle’s owner and the registered address who will be directly penalised for the offense.
In case of stolen vehicles and vehicles used in criminal activities, this new system will prove to be a boon in disguise as the police official just needs to punch in the vehicle registration number in the handheld device, which will be connected to internet via GPRS, and all the related information will be displayed on the mobile device’s screen instantaneously.
This new system will be similar to the system being used in Bangalore where the person who is being penalised needs to give his or her credit/debit card details along with the other details so that the penalty amount can be settled online. This will prove to be useful for both police and the person being penalised as it will allow them to save precious time which was otherwise wasted in manual way of penalising.
The e-challan system will make use of Palmtop Digital Assistant or PDA devices connected to internet via GPRS for carrying out challan. In the first go, Delhi traffic police officials will be given close to 1,500-2,000 such devices when the system will kick start in the month of September 2011.