THE eCHALLAN EXPERIENCE
eChallan integrated with Radar-based camera in Noida

From our Uttar Pradesh correspondent Shri Piyush Srivastava
 
Uttar Pradesh, July 2019: The Noida traffic police has installed a radar-based camera system near Dalit Prerna Sthal in Noida to improve monitoring of traffic and generating penalties through the eChallan system. The new monitoring system’s week-long trial is over and now it is ready to monitor traffic movement round the clock, police officials said.

The facility has been provided by a French company — IDEMIA — which has installed similar cameras in Dubai The city police had studied the traffic system of Dubai and Singapore and decided to adopt similar technology in Noida. This is the first such experiment in Delhi-NCR. They have integrated traffic systems on expressways and city roads. The radar system will catch violators and issue challans. The eChallan data will be stored on cloud-based servers, and will be shared with the traffic police online.

 
These cameras record lane driving and also differentiate the makes of vehicle. This is important as the maximum speed limit on the Noida- Greater Noida Expressway is 100kmph, but the maximum speed for heavy vehicle and light vehicles on the city road is 40 kmph and 60kmph, respectively. The cameras can also record other violations such as red-light jumping, wrong side driving, riding without helmet, triple riding on two wheelers, among others. However, it does not issue challans for seat belt violations.The facility is equipped with cameras to record violations even at night.

The officials said the seven-day trial results were accurate. “In one week, we will integrate the system with NIC (National Informatics Centre) data. Following this, the system will immediately read the violators’ registration number plate and send an SMS alert,” the SP (traffic) said.

People whose vehicles are registered after April 1, 2018, will immediately get an SMS alert and others will get the challans by post. If the violators do not clear the dues, the transport department will initiate action once they approach for fitness, renewal, re-registration, resale, or for any clearance with the Department.

The technological enhancement will facilitate the traffic system in Noida. In manual challaning, some violators used to argue and demand evidence. This facility has removed such hurdles. Such facilities will be installed at other locations soon. The system weighs around 100 kg and is 10 feet high. The company has installed this facility for Noida traffic police without any charge.