The police has started using the digital system for collection of fine from the offenders of motor vehicles rules in Ganjam district, a senior police officer said Friday. The e-challan system has been introduced in two police station areas - Chhatrapur and Hinjili - on a pilot basis, Superintendent of Police, Ganjam, Brijesh Rai said. The system will be gradually introduced in all police stations across the district soon, the SP said. With the introduction of this system, the violators can pay fine amount at any of the payment gateways. Besides cash payment, they can pay through credit or debit card or deposit fine in the concerned regional transport office (RTO) within a month by taking e-ticket.
If the offender fails to pay the fine amount within the stipulated time period, the vehicle involved can be seized, police said. The system will maintain transparency in imposition of fines on violators. The device is linked to the website of Ministry of Road Transport, they said. Police said e-challans would also be issued to the owners of vehicle based on the video footage and photographs of violation records like overloading, transportation of illegal materials like contrabands on digital cameras.
These facilities are available in e-challan devices, police added. On the first day of introduction of the system on Thursday, we have collected around Rs 7,200 fine from 55 vehicles, said Inspector In-Charge of Hinjili Police Station, Prasant Kumar Sahoo on Friday. The transport department had introduced the e-challan system in the state from November 1, last year. But the device of issuing the e-challan was used by the transport officers only so far in the district. In the last one month, regional transport officer (RTO) Ganjam S K Biswal said they had issued around 2,200 e-challans to the MV offenders in the district. After handing over two devices to the police, now they have six such devices to collect the MV fines, he said.
(With inputs from agencies.)