Hyderabad Police is tapping technology to facilitate cashless payment for traffic violations and also improve road safety measures.
Telangana Home Minister Nayini Narasimha Reddy today launched 'Cashless Enforcement in Traffic Management'.
Under the initiative, police will discontinue the practice of collecting cash for traffic 'challans' (a receipt for payment) on the spot. Instead, the violators will be asked to pay penalties online and through other moden modes.
"Technology not only works as a force enhancer but also gives satisfaction to people that whatever is being done is being done in a transparent manner.
"Hyderabad Traffic Police is also utilising technology to enforce rules and improve safety of road users. The introduction of cashless enforcement is first-of-its-kind scheme in India," Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma said.
"Fine will not be collected on the spot (from traffic offenders). Instead, the person who has been challaned would be given an e-ticket' and asked to pay the fine amount through different payment gateways, including net banking, post office, eSeva and Mee seva centres and Traffic Compounding Booth," Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Jitender explained.