Now, an app to track traffic violations

Now, an app to track traffic violations

 The Bangalore City Traffic Police, along with 'IChangeMyCity', an initiative of Janaagraha, launched the Public Eye app on Thursday.

The app will help the public to act as police in public. The app can be downloaded on smart phones. The pictures of traffic violations can be uploaded into the app which will send a message to the police database so that necessary action could be initiated against the violator.

N S Megharikh, Commissioner of Police, who launched the app, said: “This app is meant for the public to report traffic violations seen on the streets. We are also thinking about making this app mandatory for the police personnel.”

M A Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said that the Public Eye app is user-friendly compared to the present Bangalore Traffic Police Public Eye app. So far, 28,908 cases have been booked by the traffic police since its inception. But we need greater participation from the public.”

He said that there was a need for a greater number of traffic policemen as the number of vehicles was increasing on City roads. Swathi Ramanathan, co-founder of Janaagraha, said that the photographs uploaded on the app should have the registration number of the vehicle which would help the police track down the violator.

Responding to a query on their approach to the complaints posted on social media, Megharikh said, “There are numerous complaints received on social media but most of them cannot be resolved as the complainants do not respond, which makes the police helpless.”

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