The Telangana state RTA Department is going to launch new mobile app to track violators. If you have a challan pending or any document to update pertaining to your vehicle, then beware.
The State Road Transport Authority (RTA) is all set to crack the whip against violators with its newly launched mobile app for android phones it has developed.
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All it takes is a click of a button after entering a vehicle’s number, and every single detail including things like fitness validity, permit type, mobile number of registered owner, apart from the basic details shows up in the enforcement personnel’s android phone. “Even our website does not show as many details as the app does.
It was developed for integration of records and to make things easier during enforcement,” said a senior RTA official. The official explained that the last part of the vehicle information displays the number of challans which are pending against it for violations.
“We will be sharing the app with the police officials as well. The app was developed in-house by our own people. As of now it is available only for android phones, because to make one for Apple and Microsoft, software requires seeking additional licences,” he said.
B. Venkateswarulu, Joint Transport Commissioner, RTA, said that the new mobile app was part of the Telangana government’s e-governance. “The concept behind it is ‘office on mobile’. This will make it very easy for our people to work, especially enforcement officers who can just get information. We developed the app since almost everyone has an android phone these days,” he mentioned.
In order to make it easier for police officials to access data on traffic violators, the RTA has also developed a real-time web-based programme which will let cops check pending e-challans and verify addresses of violators.
“Hitherto, the data was sent to them in a hard disk periodically. But by the time they would come for the next update, many vehicle owners, who were involved in crime-related offences, would sell their vehicles to escape from the police,” explained a senior RTA official. Hence, to avoid this problem, a web-based programme was developed, he mentioned. The new programme allows the police to access data of all license holders and vehicles registered with the RTA department.
The official said that it was developed after a meeting was held with the Chief Minister and police officials.