Mumbai Police brings new app for traffic offenses

Mumbai

04 Feb 2019

Mumbaikars can now report traffic offenses using this app

Making better use of technology, Mumbai Police has brought forward a new mobile application for Mumbaikars to upload live images of traffic violations such as people driving without helmets, or talking on the phone while driving.

Using the app 'MumTrafficapp', citizens can also report about incidents disrupting traffic flow, like a tree collapse, which will alert the traffic police.

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iOS users wait, trial version of app launched on Android

iOS users wait, trial version of app launched on Android

Joint Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar said, "The trial version of 'MumTrafficapp' has been launched on Android. It will soon be available on iOS too. This is a part of 'One State, One E-challan' project, where a similar app for traffic police will be launched."

Through the app, police will issue uniform e-challans to offenders irrespective of the town or district, where the violation occurred.

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App only allows images "clicked live"

To use the app, one needs to download the app and create log-in IDs, the official added.

Through the app, motorists can also find out if e-challans have been issued to their vehicles and subsequently pay them.

The app also ensures that the images uploaded are genuine as it "only allows images that have been clicked live and uploaded," a traffic police official said.

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Users will also have to provide location with image

Users will also have to provide location with image

Further, the official said, "Also, users will have to provide the location with every image uploaded. We encourage users to provide us with as much evidence as they can for quicker action."

Currently, Mumbaikars tweet pictures and videos of traffic offenses on the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Police and in some cases, the police provide details of the e-challans issued to offenders.

Past efforts

Previous app by Mumbai Police received a lot of criticism

The need for a new mobile application to report traffic violations arose after the previous app, MTPapp, received a lot of criticism by the citizens.

Sound designer Baylon Fonseca told media, "Every time I tried to upload a picture on the app, MTPapp, it would crash. I have written repeatedly to the traffic department about this since August 2018."

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Can we report traffic violations in Mumbai online?

Asked 2019-02-04 15:05:09 by Aadhya Powar

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Yes, Mumbai Police has brought a new mobile application, 'MumTrafficapp', through which you can upload live images of traffic violations such as driving without a helmet or talking on the phone while driving.

Which app lets you report traffic offenses in Mumbai?

Asked 2019-02-04 15:05:09 by Navya Mittal

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Mumbai Police's new app, MumTrafficapp, lets you report traffic violations by uploading live images of offenses such as driving without a helmet or talking on the phone while driving.

How can I report incidents which cause traffic disruptions in Mumbai online?

Asked 2019-02-04 15:05:09 by Ankita Bose

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You can report incidents causing disruptions in traffic flow, such as a tree collapse, by uploading its live image on MumTrafficapp.

What is MumTrafficapp?

Asked 2019-02-04 15:05:09 by Reyansh Kadam

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MumTrafficapp is the mobile application introduced by Mumbai Police for reporting traffic violations in the city such as driving without a helmet or talking on the phone while driving, by uploading the live images of offenses. You can also report cases of disruptions in traffic flow, such as a tree collapse.

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