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Traffic Sentinel has generated over Rs 82 lakh revenue for state: Goa CM

PANAJI: Traffic Sentinel scheme now not simplest helped the government instill self-discipline at the roads, but also generated over Rs 82 lakh as earnings between November 2017 and January 2019.

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar mentioned 66,124 other people have been booked because of the traffic sentinel scheme. There had been incidents through which traffic sentinels had been assaulted for clicking footage of traffic violators. He mentioned court cases had been won against a few sentinels for clicking photos on cellular, whilst riding a two-wheeler or using a automobile.

“Till date an quantity of Rs 11,92,000 has already been dispensed among 78 traffic sentinels who've collected 100 or more issues. The means of disbursing Rs 55,50,000 to 206 eligible sentinels is in development. A bumper draw used to be also held through which two sentinels have been awarded a cars and two-wheeler,” Parrikar mentioned in a written answer tabled during the recently concluded meeting consultation.

Ready to clear doubts about scheme: DGP

Ever because the scheme has been applied, deadly accidents have lowered. Earlier, an individual used to die in a street accident every 30 hours and maximum choice of other people killed in street accidents have been those riding without helmets.

Director general of police (DGP) Muktesh Chander mentioned as an alternative other people opposing traffic sentinel scheme, other people must obey the traffic laws. We are able to clear any doubts or criticism regarding the scheme, he mentioned.

On November 10, 2017, the DGP had introduced the Traffic Sentinel scheme, a platform on WhatsApp through which citizens could document traffic violations to the traffic cellular and become profitable rewards.

Recently, the police introduced an app and over five,834 traffic sentinels had been enrolled.

While MLAs, chopping across celebration traces, have demanded that the scheme be scrapped in the state, the bureau of police analysis and development (DG BPR&D), which comes beneath the Union ministry of home affairs has wired that this scheme must be applied on the nationwide degree.

In a letter to Goa police, the bureau mentioned the scheme could also be suitably replicated with respect to neighborhood policing in gender crime cases too.

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