No more chasing and checking on roads; fine for traffic violations to be informed via SMS
The online vehicle checking system of the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) and police will be able to trace the rule violators anywhere and anytime. Those who violate traffic rules will only come to know about the same when they receive a message on the phone to pay the fine.
The e-challan system will put an end to the hassles of vehicle checking and penalty. Instead of chasing and blocking the vehicles, the officials will capture the rule violation in smartphones and issue an online check report. The E-challan system functions in the mobile phone of all 900 enforcement officers in the rank of assistant motor vehicle inspector or above.
This system functions related to the Parivahan website. The officials can capture the traffic rule violations even if they are off duty. The fine for not using helmet and seat belt, modifications on vehicles, irregularities on number plates etc will be notified through SMS. If the fine is not paid within 30 days, the case will reach the court.
In the initial phase, modified vehicles and irregularities on number plate were checked. A total of 28,000 people were fined using the e-challan system. When the 24-hour squads of 'Safe Kerala' starts monitoring the road safety, vehicle checking will be made stricter.
Officials have no share
There is a fake campaign going on in social media that 30 percent of the fine charged goes to the officials. The Transport Commissionerate informed that this was baseless. The entire fine amount will be remitted in the treasury.