Demonetisation: Pay traffic penalties with your card; Mumbai police show the way
Use of swipe machines by the Mumbai Traffic Police just closes the loop hole to pay bribes too
As the demonetisation-induced cash crunch starts biting hard, the Mumbai Traffic Police seem to have risen to the occassion quickly. They are now in full form now using their e-challan facility to charge the traffic violators.
Armed with an Electronic Data Capture machine (card swipe machine) and a portable printer, cops now cut you an e-challan for different types of traffic violations. Watch the above video for traffic cops in action.
You pay the fine on the spot using your debit or credit card. You also get a receipt in return. Clearly, there is no question of bribes as the cash exchange is on record.
Now, suppose you don’t have a card. No escape, you get an e-challan. You can pay the fine at select police stations or Vodafone stores.
As technology emerges the king, the Mumbai Traffic Police are leading the way.
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