NOIDA: A cop riding a bike without a helmet became the first violator as Noida traffic police started issuing e-challans to traffic rule violators caught on camera.
The department on Friday launched a new photo e-challan system, wherein policemen equipped with cameras are deployed across the city to capture violators. After taking photographs, they submit them to the traffic enforcement centre, which in turn retrieves details and mailing addresses of the violators and sends e-challans to their respective addresses.
R N Mishra, superintendent of police (traffic), said a team of five traffic cops have been trained for the purpose and on Friday they were posted in different parts of the city equipped with cameras. “They were deployed at sectors 71 and 62, 14A, Nithari Chowki and Sarfabad village. Fifty-three violators were fined on Friday,” he said.
People were mostly fined for riding bikes without helmet, driving cars without seat belts, talking on mobile phones while driving, jumping traffic lights, etc. The first e-challan was issued to a cop for riding a without helmet. The cops wasn’t identified but the bike is registered in the name of Pramod Kumar, who is a Hapur resident.
Mishra said the drive would help ease traffic flow on the city roads and improve road safety. The traffic cops on the streets will focus on violations like jumping traffic lights; reverse driving, using mobile phones while driving, triple-riding on a bike, driving without seat belts, unauthorized parking, overloading of passengers, etc.
Officials said since they have limited staff, such a method will help them in improving the traffic system across the city.So far, the only e-challans issued to violators caught on CCTV cameras for speeding by the intelligent traffic management system has been on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway.