City traffic dept get tech savvy, use tabs to jot down reports

17th Nov, 2017

THANE: In a move to streamline internal communication bumpers and reduce the use of paper, the city traffic department has switched to digital technology to share daily reports with their seniors. The officials have been provided with tablets which they use to exchange reports on violations, actions taken and notifications in real time.

As many as 24 tabs have been issued to the traffic police personnel in 18 units spread across Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Ambernath and Ulhasnagar.

The shift from paper to tabs is expected to reduce the tonnes of papers being used by he field staff to make a note of the traffic violations and fines collected.

DCP (traffic) Amit Kale who initiated the move said that this has definitely helped in real time assessment of the conditions on the road and to work on the improvements.

"Till recently, the field staff would jot down the details of penalties, fines and violations on paper. This report would then reach me the next day. To cut short this 24-hour delay, we have now issued tabs and all the information will be uploaded on the device by the end of the day. It helps me to get a picture of the ground situation and come up with a plan," DCP Kale said.

The officer added that the tab makes it convenient to assign their junction or traffic islands to the field personnel and assess their performance.

"At times, if I come across any junction where the designated officer is absent, I can immediately check on the tab and get to know the deployment status there," he said.

Traffic inspector Anil Mangale said the new device is very helpful as it saves them time to pen down their daily report and submit it to their higher-ups.

"Moreover, important internal messages regarding deployments, traffic diversions, notifications and a lot more can be done through the tabs," said inspector Mangale.


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