Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan has launched an e-chelan system to levy fines on those who violating traffic rules. This helps in vehicle inspection and payment of fines.
The CM said that all the information about the vehicle is known by giving the vehicle number or driving license number on the equipment held by the inspectors. Penalties can be paid online using credit and debit cards. The Chief Minister suggested that special facilities should be provided for those who do not have such facilities to pay the fine.
As it is a digital system, there is no chance for complaints or corruption, transparency can be fully ensured. Cases can also be referred to virtual courts. The software was developed by the National Informatics Centre. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Federal Bank and the Treasury Department. The CM said that the process of implementing an integrated traffic management system in the state is in its final stage. For this, 3000 cameras from different districts of the state will be connected in Thiruvananthapuram, including number plate identifiers in the control room.
On this occasion, the State Police Chief and DGP Shri. Loknath Behra IPS, ADGP (HQ) Shri. Manoj Abraham IPS, Traffic and Road Safety IGP Shri. G. Laxman IPS and other senior officers were present.