Mumbai traffic system has witnessed a sea change since earlier this year when the system of e challans was enforced.
In the last few months, challans are issued by traffic cops on the ground and are monitored by CCTV feeds at the traffic police control room. Once the offence is spotted on the camera, CCTV footage is saved and the picture is sent to the offender’s phone with the challan.
The traffic department is happy that the number of offenders booked is increasing but then not everyone pays the penalty. The cameras ensure roughly 80% of Mumbai is watched 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Joint Commissioner Traffic, Milind Bharambe stated that as long as the compliance of traffic rules improves because of the cameras, drop in revenue does not worry him.
Of late, however, offenders have not received any message while jumping the signal on the Bandra-Worli sea link. Bharambe, when contacted, blames the server that was changed in the months of December – January causing this technical glitch.
Bharambe however offers a solution - You can log on to the website of the Mumbai traffic police and can see that every offender will get the message with the photo. For more queries, you can contact on helpline number – 8454999999.