AHMEDABAD: The city police’s traffic branch had launched an ambitious month-long project in June to stop physical issuance of challans for traffic offences at crossroads and had delegated the job to personnel deployed at City Surveillance and Intelligent Traffic Management System (CSITMS) control room.
Traffic personnel deployed on road were instructed to focus on traffic management and respond to deserving issues.
Traffic branch officials said the experiment was a success and it has been extended till further notice. Officials said that apart from an increase in identifying traffic offenders, the month of June also saw better traffic management.
Sudhir Desai, DCP (traffic), said that compared to about 3,000 challans generated daily, the month saw 3,586 challans issued daily. The figure could have been higher but policemen were busy with a number of high-profile bandobast during the month.
“The system of e-challans brings transparency as the offender knows when and where he or she was caught and for which offence,” said Desai.
Claiming that the online payment system for challans was also a success, Desai said, “At the moment, about 40% payment is being made through our website.”
He said that the traffic department have tied up with State Bank of India to enable traffic challan payments by debit cards at State Bank of India branches.
“The service charge will be the same for online and payment at bank branches,” he said.


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