Noida: The abrupt end of the high tech ‘E-Challan’ drive of traffic department has even further compounded the miseries of people. Under the high-tech project which started on May 17, 2010 traffic police officials and SHOs of Noida were provided with Simputers for computerized challan. People, who have cleared their penalty on challans issued through Simputers are yet to get back  papers of theirvehicles.

Under the high-tech project which started on May 17, 2010 traffic police officials and SHOs of Noida were provided with Simputers for computerized challan. People, who have cleared their penalty on challans issued through Simputers, are yet to get back their vehicle papers.

There are several instances, where people despite paying the penalty around six months back, have yet not got their vehicle papers. In addition, hundreds of people had to pay the penalty even without getting the challan.

With the inception of the scheme, technical snags surfaced before the police department. Keeping the fact in mind, Director General of Police (DGP) ordered the district police to end the scheme.

Simputers were directly linked with the server which updates the details of the vehicle and also helps in tracing out the vehicle in case of theft. The reason behind this was to feed data in central server in Lucknow, so that if a vehicle flouts the traffic rules second time, the drivers would have be pay a heavier amount as penalty.

On one end, police have not recovered the due fine on challans issued through simputer, whereas vehicle owners are finding it extremely difficult to get the vehicle papers back.

The traffic department is still to receive the penalty in challans issued to 26 people and the vehicle papers have been deposited in the court. These challans were issued between November 2010 and March 2011. Police officials said that the details of the act under which the challans were issued, had not been fed in the simputers.

JPN/Bureau