NOIDA: Noida traffic police is finding it hard to curb on traffic offenders by e- challan detected through Highway Traffic Management System (HTMS) on Noida-Greater Noida express way.
Out of 14,000 thousand e-challan issued by Noida traffic police through HTMS in last five months after it was made functional 3650 have returned from across the country till August.
According to the police the problem is arising due to variation in the address of the registered vehicles numbers where department post e-challan to traffic offender . Also, it was revealed that stolen vehicles with fake number plates ply on e-way .
“We take all the data provided by the Roadway Transport Authority, all the information is centralized. The authority does not update any changes made in the address’s.Now our basic work is done of issuing a challan” Superintendent of police (Traffic) Noida, Ram Naman Yadav told Express.
“After the hi-tech HTMS built at a cost of Rs 43.78 crore detects a car over speeding or in a wrong lane it takes a picture of the plate and alert the authorites. Then the challan is issued through speed posts in various areas of the country which are being returned” informed an officer.
Yadav added “ We are in the process of categorizing the traffic offenders that were returned . We will also request to Roadway Transport official to make a plan to update vehicle owner’s changed address. Other than that there is no actual way for us to verify an address”
In March 2015, the HTMS was launched on the 25km long Noida- Greater Noida Expressway with the aim of curbing accidents and to improve traffic management on the stretch. The 25-km long e-way is said to be under24*7 surveillance.