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Fast and furious: Mumbai Police switches to a new electronic challan system

The system works smoothly on stationary vehicles, but falls short when it comes to detecting speeding ones

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Mumbai Police has switched to a new electronic challan system, which uses cameras placed at important spots to identify traffic violations. The cameras capture the vehicle’s number and sends a challan to the address of the owner describing the nature of the violation. The system works smoothly on stationary vehicles, but falls short when it comes to detecting speeding ones. Discussing the shortcomings of the new system, a senior police official said an e-challan got issued recently to a car-owner for not wearing a helmet as the cameras failed to capture the bike number accurately.

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 11:06 PM IST

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