The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) is reportedly planning to introduce a new system through which they would be able to send a penalty notice to the homes of traffic rule violators.
Before this, MTPD used to call traffic rule violators on their mobile phones on the basis of CCTV footage to inform them about the fine they had to pay.
“But people didn’t take those calls seriously and did not turn up to pay the fine. Hence, we are planning to send the copy of a penalty notice to their homes and upload the same information on MTPD’s official website,” Senior Superintendent of Police Bhim Prasad Dhakal said.
Calling vehicle owners on the basis of CCTV footage did not work out because the traffic police offices don’t have their own CCTV surveillance system and have to rely on Nepal Police’s system at various places.
According to police, traffic rule violators will be charged additional fine if they fail to report to traffic police office upon receiving the notice.
Over 850 CCTV cameras have been installed at various places in Kathmandu valley for traffic management and security purposes.
Traffic police, however, are of the opinion that they need at least 1,500 cameras to manage traffic effectively.