Traffic e-court to prosecute errant vehicles from today | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: The city is all set to get its first traffic e-court on Thursday that will cater to four traffic guards.
According to joint CP (Traffic) Santosh Pandey, all sergeants from the South, Headquarters, Howrah Bridge and Jorabagan have been sent a detailed SOP along with an order to begin to digitally seize the vehicle documents as well as driving licences to complete a prosecution. They have also been told to avoid physical seizures, said sources. TOI has been consistently reporting about the setting up of these e-courts and about the possible rollout date.
“The virtual court for traffic-related offences is going to be inaugurated at Bankshall court on Thursday. Four traffic guards will issue full-fledged e-challans. The sergeants at Headquarters, Jorabagan, Howrah Bridge and South guards have undergone training and weeks of test runs as part of the pilot project,” said Pandey.
The SOP for motorists – a copy of which is with TOI – talks in detail how prosecution, disposal and document release will be completed under the new regime. Prosecution will be carried out via three different methods – one, by intercepting vehicles; two, without intercepting the vehicle but by noting down the vehicle number and violation details and lastly by virtually impounding the documents. “Virtually impounded documents will be reflected in the records of the Motor Vehicles department and the violator can verify it through mParivahan app,” said Pandey.
The fine can be paid at the spot using credit or debit cards or by cash. Two, the violator can also pay up by visiting NIC eChallan website. Three, the violator can still follow the old practice and pay the fine in cash by visiting respective traffic guard.

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