Delhi traffic police launches its Website

NEW DELHI: The Delhi traffic police on Tuesday launched its website, providing detailed information on road safety and new traffic schemes. The website also has a helpline section spelling out various areas of assistance provided to the residents of the city along with a city map.

Delhi police commissioner R S Gupta who inaugurated the website (www.Delhitrafficpolice.nic.in) said the move was aimed at bringing transparency in the functioning of the traffic police. ‘‘The website will be regularly updated with information,’’ Gupta said. He said the education on traffic would help reduce mishaps as ‘‘the accident rate is determined by the quality of drivers’’.

The website has a special section onfrequently asked questions, along with information on whom to approach if witnessed a traffic violation, a crime or on receiving notices. The helpline will contain traffic complaint cards, autorickshaw fare charts and various formats for getting approvals.

He said the number of vehicles in Delhi was growing much faster as compared to other metros. But the number of accidents had also been reduced because of the efforts of the traffic police. Joint commissioner of police (traffic) Maxwell Pereira said efforts would be made to make the website interactive and enable the public pay their challans online. He said cognizance would be taken of any complaint made at the website, including against the cops.

The traffic police will also educate people about the advanced computerised control system. The website has been designed by the traffic police’s computer centre and Delhi-based Planet India website.

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