Blackberry has proved that it is not only amongst the best business smartphone providers but their devices can also come handy in catching hold of people who violate traffic rules.
According to a latest report, in India, Karnataka has become the first state which did a successful experiment with BB device. Now, there will not be any requirement of paperwork to be done by Karnataka traffic cops as they have begun using Blackberry devices to book people who take traffic rules for granted.
After getting impressive results in Bangalore city, Karnataka’s traffic police department has decided that around 250 traffic cops of senior and important ranks including Assistant traffic officers, Sub-Inspectors, Police Inspectors and Police sub inspectors, all across Karnataka, will be using Blackberry smartphones for improving traffic situations across the entire state.
It is not surprising anymore to see Karnataka traffic cops at work, sans paper payment receipts and note books because they are now lanced up with Blackberries along with Bluetooth based printers and database placed at the state’s data centre.
A telecom company named ‘Bharti Airtel’ is mainly responsible for providing solutions related to delivering and maintaining Blackberry devices along with servicing and thermal printers, and also BB accessories for Karnataka police.
Rohit Malhotra (Bharti Airtel CEO) at Karnataka Circle expressed gladly that Karnataka has become the first state in India to launch an innovative solution for improving the traffic situation that uses real time monitoring.
Well, this is just one pleasant side of the story. Another big achievement which came in for Karnataka police is that, just within one month of introducing Blackberry devices to their cops, the police department earned a whopping amount of Rs 2 Cr. as a revenue across the state excluding Bangalore city where this inventive scheme was launched way back in 2008 itself.
If we have a look at the statistical figures of revenues earned post-launch of this scheme for traffic supervising, then every year, revenue of Rs. 20 Cr was generated from fines imposed on violators of traffic laws.
Praveen Sood (Additional General Police, Traffic) revealed to Deccan Herald that implementing this latest and extremely effective technology has put an end to the evasion of revenues because when paper payment receipts were being issued, it was almost impossible to keep an eye on the cops who were responsible for collecting fines.
Results have started showing up in the state as fine of Rs. 26 lakh was collected recently in Mysore city alone in the July month and on an average, cops are collecting a fine of around Rs. 1 lakh daily.
In a nutshell, it will not be possible for traffic violators to take traffic cops for a ride anymore. And now that BB has managed to deliver effective results, other states like Delhi and Punjab are all set to jump on the bandwagon.
It appears that Indian traffic police department has gradually come to realize that they should put their house in order before telling general public to toe the line.
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