Karachi Traffic Police To Send Fines To Offenders’ Homes with New Evidence System

With the ever-increasing numbers of traffic violators in Karachi, the traffic police have introduced a new form of monitoring that will act as an effective deterrent to prevent vehicle owners and drivers from acting outside of the law. Following violations on the road, the traffic police will deliver fines to violators of the law directly at their doorsteps.

This is possible now thanks to the recently-launched Traffic Violation Evidence System (TVES) by the traffic police. In order to remind lawbreakers that they acted outside the boundaries of the law, the delivery cost will also have to be paid by the violator, in addition to the fines’ amount imposed on them.

The system was officially launched Friday, January 1 and in addition to monitoring traffic, the traffic police officials also have access to the Excise and Taxation Department and CPLC’s databases, thus making it possible for effortlessly locate and cross-check the vehicle owner’s home address, using the registration number etched on their motor vehicle’s number plate.

How Will TVES Work?

The South Traffic SP, Faisal Abdullah Chachar, is in charge of monitoring the Traffic Violation Evidence System. According to him, the violators will be identified via CCTV camera grabs and their vehicle number plates. Relevant information about the law-breakers will be dug out of the Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) database using the license plate numbers. CPLC chief Zubair Habib also confirmed this. According to him, the traffic police has been given access to the excise department’s data.

Tufail, a traffic reader under Chachar, explained how the system is going to work. Currently, the city has a total of 1,300 CCTV cameras installed at various locations in the city. These cameras can be monitored and accessed by the Central Police Office 24/7, and the traffic police can make use of visual data provided by them. Once enough evidence has been collected, it is then shifted to the TVES cell, currently based at the traffic police’s headquarters in Garden. If it appears that the vehicle owner has wrongfully operated outside of the law, then a ticket is immediately dispatched to his/her house address. The tickets will be delivered by traffic police officials, along with the evidence.

Tufail elaborated that pictures of the violation in question are also shown so that the perpetuator can’t get away with mere denials. In case the offenders run away, the traffic police have taken certain measures to send a strong message to violators. The traffic police’s collaboration with the excise and taxation department ensures that the file of the violator’s vehicle will not be transferred in case they want to sell the car. Only when the fines have been cleared will the file transfer be possible on part of the car owner.

Some More Measures

The more people delay paying their traffic fines, the more the fine increases after the due date passes. CCTV cameras can only do so much, which is why there are also six mobile vans currently deployed in District South, with two cameramen in each one. Their primary objective will be to record additional footage as a contingency plan in case these CCTV cameras are unable to record the number plate of the vehicle due to any technical, environmental or miscellaneous reasons.

With the establishment of the Traffic Violation Evidence System, it is hoped that Karachi’s traffic violations witness a downward trend. Given how a recent case between a citizen and members of the Karachi traffic police went down in the metropolis’ PIDC area, such a system is the need of the hour.

  • It will be only successful if vehicle is at current owner name. In Karachi most of the vehicles are on open letter.

    • Bohat acha iqdam hai. Jab owner k pass fine jaye ga to automatically gari wo buyer ko apnay naam krwanay ka kahay ga. Or is tarha open letter gariyan asli owner k naam ho jayen gi.

      • Bhai 3 to 4 owners change ho jate hain and transfer nahe karwate, real owner does not know any clue about current user of car. what will happen then?

  • Well verbally quite good. Practically impossible to implement. The most offending vehicles in Karachi are “Busses, Motor cycles, Rikshaws and Police mobiles themselves”. And almost all of the vehicles under these categories are not registered or drivers are not the owner of vehicle.

  • If the address is not updated then the same is not going to be effective. This has lot to be desired before it is successful.
    Secondly, the NADRA database should be accessed for accurate information.

    • Even if address is not updated, the transfer of file can be blocked as last resort…
      Problem will arise when someone puts wrong number plate and violates, the real owner of the real car will be in trouble as he never violated the traffic law neither actual car was used in that violation but just got in trouble due to same number used by culprit on another car … Any solution?

  • LOL…first make the police obey the law and become an example. this kind of ridiculous crap is not going to work here IMHO !

    And btw, do some measures first to have the signal lights ON 24/7, improve the road conditions etc…

    Stop taxing(looting) us without providing us any facilities….

  • Oh god I think I have been fined but how mi going to get fine ticket becoz I bought the car while I was living in quetta and used that address and for the last 4 years I’m living in Karachi.Ab kya ho ga abhi.

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