Patna: The police traffic department is pulling up its socks. Red light violators in Patna will now be spotted on specially made cameras, and e-challans sent to their registered addresses.
The transport department on Sunday also took a decision to roll out the drive to issue e-challan against those who jump signals and the zebra crossing. It would done through Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (ANPRS). “Many times, the traffic police is not present on the spot in and the traffic violators flee from the spot but with the e-challan system, the number plate of the vehicles would be automatically captured through the closed-circuit television cameras and the e-challan along with the photo would be sent to the person on their registered address,” Transport department secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal told the media. The system is expected to be operative within the week.
ANPRS is used for different purposes to streamline the traffic in the city including seatbelt. Now, ANPRS would be used for red light violation detection system (RLVDS).
In case of RLVDS, it automatically captures the image of the number plate. The machine uses optical character recognition to read the number plate. The system works only when the traffic light turns red.
The awareness about the road safety was also being made by schoolchildren and members of the National Cadet Corps.
Agarwal on Sunday inspected the road safety drive and asked the officer concerned to take action against the violators. He also said that the percentage of people not wearing seatbelts has gone down in the past few days.
So far 12,000 people have been fined across state for violating the traffic rules.