Installation of traffic violation software in three more places comes as relief to traffic police, service seekersOfficials say the new system will help maintain an exact record of traffic rule violators in Kathmandu Valley and assist in planning.
After the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division made the installation of Traffic Violation Record Software mandatory in three more places of Kathmandu Valley last week, traffic officers and service seekers have been spared the trouble of reaching out to the division office in Baggikhana.
The division office on Tuesday installed the software at three different places, to upload the names of traffic rule violators, their vehicle numbers and the type of offence. All the record can be accessed by the division office.
“This has made our work easier. Otherwise, every week we had to send our officers to the division office in Kathmandu, carrying the documents of all the traffic rule violators,” said Inspector Suman Neupane, the head of the Metropolitan Traffic Police Circle, Bhaktapur. “This has equally saved the time of service seekers.”
In Bhaktapur, the ones who get tickets for drunken driving and lane violations are sent to Kathmandu to take a mandatory, one-hour traffic awareness lessons. Vehicle owners who do not wear a seat belt, carry overload, overspeed, do not carry the licence and blue book, jump a red light, and indulge in reckless driving are booked for offence.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office, Gaushala said the service seekers are happier with the new system. “Now, traffic rule violators need not go to the head office. Earlier, people would often complain about the hassles of going to the head office to get their documents even though they had violated the traffic rules in our area. This move ensures quick service delivery,” said Dalaram Tamata, head of the Gaushala police station.
According to Tamata, Gaushala traffic police issue tickets to more than six dozen traffic rules violators in a day.
According to the division office, on average, traffic police book 2,500 to 3,000 traffic rule violators, and in most cases, those violators have to reach the division office to get their documents back.
“After implementing this new technology, the crowd of people at the division office has become thinner, and it’s easier for us to keep exact data of traffic rule violations in the Valley,” said Superintendent of Police Jeevan Kumar Shrestha, spokesperson for the division.
“This will also help us make our plans and programmes to minimise traffic rule violations, which is one of the main causes of accidents,” said Shrestha.
Earlier, the division used the technology to get information from the traffic offices in Maharajgunj, Thapathali, Kalimati, Kalanki, Satdobato, Durbarmarg, Boudha, and Koteshwor.