Lost in Delhi? Soon, traffic cops' website will show you the way

Delhi is expanding in all directions and locating far-off corners becomes a Herculean task at times. However, Delhi traffic police website would soon come to your rescue in reaching destinations with ease.

In an initiative to make its portal more interactive and user-friendly, Delhi Traffic Police would soon offer real time ‘road navigators’ through a new application to be launched on its website in a month’s time.

While road navigating application is usually offered by all high-end mobile phones, the traffic police’s navigator would be accessible by any cellphone with internet connectivity.
“The navigator would help identify any location on Delhi’s map.

A user would be able to use the facility through the application link on the website.  A couple of companies have already shown us prototypes of how the website would appear after all the features are put in place,” said Anil Shukla, additional commissioner of police (traffic).

“It would take at least a month to introduce the new features,” he said.

Applications for people

The website which is currently being revamped would offer several other people-friendly applications.

Some other novel applications that would be available on the new website include the facility to find the history of traffic violations of any vehicle registered in Delhi.

While the feature is expected to help primarily the cops while prosecuting motorists, it would also be helpful to the buyers of second-hand vehicles.

“Anybody interested in buying a second hand vehicle in the city would be able to know the history of violations committed by the vehicle just by entering vehicle’s registration number on the website,” an official said.

However, this application would become functional only after the e-challan project
kicks off.

“All traffic updates sent to subscribers as sms alerts would also be updated on the website.

It would have information about the signal timings of all the major intersections, realtime updates about the traffic situation at major corridors apart from the contact details of the senior officers and the traffic inspectors,” an official said.

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