Pune: The Maharashtra Highway Police which regulate, monitor and control traffic on the highways in the State, has embarked on a plan to empower its traffic police so that they are able to do their job in a more efficient and secure manner, such that police/citizen interaction is also improved in the process.
The department plans to implement an integrated e-challan system to fully automate the enforcement of traffic fines throughout Maharashtra, by deploying handheld devices. This is based on the Government of Maharashtra's vision of 'One State, One e-challan' for all traffic violations across the State.
The traffic police department is the primary traffic regulatory agency in all the cities and is dedicated to preventing and controlling traffic violations and providing a smooth flow of traffic to the citizens. To achieve this objective, the State government has decided to fully automate traffic enforcement.
According to officials, the system to be commissioned will be a centralised web-enabled client-server architecture. It will be multi-tier by design. This will ensure presentation, application processing and data management functions are logically separated. This multi-tier architecture will also entail the facility of conversion of this application into browser-based application, with online data feeding facility at each user level and the facility for transferring data of/from each unit to the main server with uninterrupted availability of connectivity. Login security facility will be provided. Monitoring of all activities, updating on real-time basis and periodical MIS report generation is most important.
"We have issued a tender to develop the system. The contract will be awarded for five years. We hope this system will improve functioning of the department," said an official from the highway police.
Objectives of e-challan system
1. 'One State, One Challan' system covering entire Maharashtra
2. Technological enablement of traffic personnel through handheld device
3. Centralised tracking of all challans for full transparency
4. Performance monitoring of traffic divisions as well as individual staff
5. On-spot challan with multiple payment options for citizens
6. Improved interface with citizens providing a better experience
7. Integration with Aadhaar, Vahan, Sarathi, India Post, and other State-wide applications