Now people will think twice before breaking any traffic laws as the e-challan system is going live by the end of this month.
As we reported earlier, the authorities will likely roll out this system along with its mobile application Rasta that will help the drivers to apply for a driving license, pay challans etc from their homes etc.
To enable smart traffic system, Safe Cities Authority has placed ANPR cameras in various parts of Lahore that will catch the traffic law violators and identify them for the system.
This project is reportedly in its last phases. There are many blind spots in Lahore that these specialized cameras do not cover and to tackle this issue, the traffic police will be provided with specialized equipment.
320 wireless sets have been ordered which will not only be used for communication but will also take pictures of the traffic law violators and will identify them to serve e-challan. The wardens will also receive wireless printers to print out the receipts.
The citizen can pay the fine easily via bank or through Telenor Pakistan’s branchless banking service, Easypaisa. The price of a single wireless handset is more than Rs. 0.1 million.
Previously, Safe Cities Authority after realizing that the number plates will not work with the high definition cameras that are meant to read them proposed to change them for 4 million vehicles (All types) in Lahore.
It has already revealed the metrics for the new plates but no official nod has been given to them yet to make the required changes for the cameras to work.