Chandigarh:Gone are the days when cops would chase if you break a traffic rule. Now on Chandigarh roads you would soon find a new process for having a better hand on traffic violators.
The policemen won’t chase or issue a challan to vehicles stopping beyond the prescribed limit at traffic signal; the moment one will violate the rules, he will receive the challan on his mobile phones, detailing the offence and the fine to be paid.
The Chandigarh Police is all set to initiate a pilot project starting from May in which special cameras will be installed at all key traffic intersections. The cameras will have all information of the vehicles in link with the high-security registration number plates (HSRPs).
If a vehicle fitted with an HSRP violates a law, its details will be scanned automatically and the owner (as per the records with the Registering and Licensing Authority) will get a message informing the violation and the resultant fine.
“This project is on my wish list. We will start a pilot project soon. Technology will be a big help to us in coming days to nail traffic violators. We want to minimise human intervention,” said DGP Tajender Singh Luthra.
“The radio frequency identification (RFID) attached with the high-security number plates will help us in tracking the violators’’, he added.
‘Angel Friends’ to curb drunken driving
Another project is said to be in the pipeline of the Chandigarh Police which will focus on recognising people who helped drunken people reach home safe after driving their cars. Even the department will also train and depute some members of the force exclusively for the project, ‘Angel Friends’.
“People should not drink and drive. We want to encourage people to take a friend who does not drink with them to parties. People who help drunken people reach home safe will be considered an ‘Angel Friend’ and we will give them a certificate of appreciation,” the DGP added.