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May 14, 2014

Delhi traffic police to accept fine through credit-debit cards

Delhi Traffic Police is reportedly gearing up to accept the fine for traffic violations through credit and debit cards.

By Verdict Staff

Delhi Traffic Police is reportedly gearing up to accept the fine for traffic violations through credit and debit cards.

The traffic department is going to upgrade its hand-held e-challan device which will accept money through debit and credit cards, reported PTI.

A senior police official was quoted by PTI as saying, "A proposal in this regard has been approved and very soon we would be able to accept challan through debit and credit cards on the spot."

"We are waiting for the service providing company to make the devices adaptable so that debit and credit cards can be swiped on them and money can be transferred," the official told the publication.

According to an estimate, the traffic police currently here have approximately 1,200 such hand-held devices. On an average, around 12,000 challans are issued in Delhi per day.

The move follows recent launch of a mobile application using which travellers can get instant traffic updates, calculate taxi and auto fares, report defunct traffic signals and fetch all related information right on their smartphones.

Planned to introduce new version of app suitable for Windows and Apple smartphones, the new application is currently available on Android phones and can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

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