Itanagar: In a bid to embrace technology in policing, the Capital traffic police have started accepting motor vehicle challans through unified payments interface (UPI) like Google Pay, Paytm etc. and card swiping machines.
Capital superintendent of police Jimmy Chiram said the initiative has been successfully in use for around a month.
“Accepting challans through UPI and portable ATMs also ensures transparency and convenience for the law abiding public,” the SP said, while appreciating deputy superintendent of police (traffic) P N Jomoh for pushing the Capital traffic police towards technology based solutions.
The Itanagar branch of State bank of India has also been very accommodating in providing these solutions for Capital Police, Chiram said while thanking the public for embracing the initiative.
Rs 3.50 lakh collected as fine:
The Capital traffic police on Saturday collected a total of Rs 3.29 lakh as fine from violators of traffic rules during a mass motor vehicle checking drive conducted at different locations of Itanagar and Naharlagun.
The police also seized 38 vehicles during the drive which was led by DySP (Traffic) Jomoh and assisted by ASP (Probationer) Anurag Dwivedi, Itanagar SDPO K Sikom, deputy SPs (Probationer) M Bole and R Obing and sub-inspectors S S Jha and L B Chetry.
A total of 227 violators were detected on the day.
“The mass checking started at around 8 am and continued till 01.30 pm,” SP Chiram said, while adding that the drive was conducted to streamline the traffic movement, reduce risk of road accidents and most importantly spread awareness on traffic safety.
Chiram has requested the public to ensure they prepare and carry proper documents of their vehicles and follow traffic rules for their own safety.