Asia Bizz: Gone are the days when the Indian traffic police used to issue hand written challans (receipt slips) to defaulters. The Chennai traffic police in the state of Tamil Nadu, India have now started to use e-challans also known as electronic challan traffic signal system.
The unit is connected to the main control computer with the help of GPRS, which will help the traffic cops to monitor the offenders better. Moreover, the new system will also offer a credit facility for those who have been caught and fined.
According to the Chennai Police Commissioner JK Tripathi, the e-challan in the main computer can be handled from various locations. Tripathi added that once the violations on the road are identified, then the system gets activated and the Global Positioning Remote System (GPRS) which is connected to the main server, will have the detail database on the vehicles as well as the offenders on the roads.
The police commissioner also expressed that the new system will be very useful during large gatherings and festivals or any other arrangements, where there is no facility to regulate the traffic signal. The best thing about the system is that it is solar as well as battery operated and can be useful in regulating traffic.