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Ambarish Ganesh
Ambarish Ganesh • Aug 4, 2011

3rd Eye On Nokia E5: Indian Police Click Traffic Jumpers & Challan Them

Consider twice before you violate the traffic signals or any other traffic safety mechanism now onwards, since following the launch of "3rdEye", nearly 60 people who disregarded rules were charged. Police not only issued them a challan, but also snapped their pic and uploaded it on their website. A senior police official beamed," We are getting good response from our constables about "3rdEye" as they can book violators on the basis of an authentic proof. All challans are sent to the official address provided by the offender after the pictures have been verified. Out of several pictures sent for verification today, 60 persons were fined."

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Gurgaon cops equipped with Nokia E5.    Image Source: zomgitscj.com

More people are expected to receive challans from Thursday, said the official, when Gurgaon Police will be armed with a smart-phone equipped with a 5MP camera to snap the violators as soon as they break the rules. For a start, about 300 police officials have been accustomed with Nokia E5 phones. These cops will be positioned on National Highway 8 and in the east and west traffic zones of the city. Since the project is directed to give a strategic advantage to the cops from violators, so as to reduce traffic all over the city, it will be put in force on all major roads like MG Road and Gurgaon Expressway.

All the phones have been equipped according to specifications and are linked to a software named Teslina.  This software is particularly programmed to get maximum records using GPS technology. The photo snapped by the smartphone is redirected to the rear server through GPRS. The photo is then sent on to the litigating centre or control room. The Gurgaon police wishes to increase the number of mobile phones for this 3rdEye project in the time to come.

With technological advancements in the recent past, traffic security has improved a lot. Just hope that this new approach makes the traffic enforcement a lot more transparent.

Source: Hindustan Times

 

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