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m-Governance Adopted by Traffic Police in Kerala

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Under the pilot project launched by Kerala Government, 38 traffic rule offenders landed in police net after the city police have started using the Blackberry mobile phones. Three complimentary Blackberry handsets had been handed over to the police personnel recently. Complete information about the vehicle and its owner can be instantly accessed by policemen using these mobile phones.

These phones will be connected through a network with the database of the motor vehicle department The new technology could be extended to other parts of the state with some modifications.

The advantage of the new technology is that it enables the police to identify whether the person was involved in any such violation previously and enhance the level of punishment.

The technology had been specially developed by mobile service provider Vodafone (Kerala) with the assistance of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) based on a request from the city police.

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