Gurgaon traffic officials now armed with 84 new challan machines
Traffic offenders be careful! To allow officials to conduct spot challans, 84 new challan machines were added to the Gurgaon traffic police’s arsenal this Sunday.
“The machines have been issued to traffic police officials in different departments and is equipped with the records of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the software of NIC (National Informatics Centre),” said DCP (traffic) Deepak Gahlawat.
Without the machines, traffic police officials had to record violations in their registers, and subsequently send the challan to the offender’s residence by post. Often the residence registered in records would found to be different from the actual place of living.
Also, officials could not seize or suspend licenses of repeat offenders on the spot in the absence of records at hand. The measure is also expected to help police put brakes on speeding, feel officials.
Things will ease up for commuters too. They can now pay spot challans instead of visiting the challan branch at the traffic police tower in Sushant Lok Phase I.
“Traffic violations — such as disobeying traffic lights, triple-riding on two-wheelers and riding without helmets — are common on Gurgaon roads. With traffic police officials having records of repeat offenders at their hand, the violations can reduce considerably,” opined Anand Rungta, a resident of Sector 47.
Last year, over 7 lakh challans were issued manually by traffic police officials.