GUWAHATI, Oct 8 - The paperwork related to issuing fine to traffic rule violators could soon be a thing of past with the Guwahati Police (Traffic) expected to switch over to e-challan system by the end of this year.
The idea behind the introduction of e-challan is to ensure transparency and make the exercise hassle-free. Also, the system will facilitate the tracking of repeated offenders.
Sources informed that through e-challans, the violators of traffic rules would be able to pay the requisite amount of fine online.
�After the recent Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, the Transport department is gearing up to introduce the provisions of e-challan in Guwahati, a first of its kind initiative in the State. Further, one will also be able to check the status of the e-challan online,� official sources said.
The Transport department, according to sources, is likely to give a go-ahead to the new system by the end of this year. From driving without wearing a helmet or seatbelt to jumping traffic light, e-challan will bring all kinds of traffic rules violators under its ambit.
�To begin with, the system will be introduced in Guwahati. Later, we plan to replicate the same in all the major towns of the State,� sources said.
Sources also stated that special initiatives would be taken to make the police officials understand the know-how of the system.
�Once introduced, it will reduce the workload of the traffic police in a big way. This will also mean less argument on the road,� sources added.