Subsequent to the launching of ‘Goa Traffic Sentinel’ App, the entire process of issuing notices under Traffic Sentinel Scheme has been streamlined, says a press communiqué issued here.
As a result, the number of violators approaching concerned authorities to compound the violations has increased manifold.
Hence, in order to facilitate the violators adduction, extension counters have been made operational at the following locations – in North Goa, at the Mapusa traffic cell and Bicholim traffic cell, and in South Goa, at the Ponda traffic cell, Vasco traffic cell, Curchorem traffic cell and Canacona traffic cell.
“Members of public are requested to kindly take note of the same and compound the notices received by them, if any, at the nearest location,” mentions the communiqué.
Apart from these locations, the violation can be compounded online also. The procedure to be followed is as under – scan the ‘QR Code’ mentioned on the notice or/thereafter, register on Goa Online Portal https://goaonline.gov.in. After registering, login by entering either login name/mobile/email and password; after login, go to menu and click on police – fine payment, pay by either choosing vehicle number or notice number (after selecting the desired option follow the instruction given), enter the vehicle number/notice number, click on the check box provided in the notice details, enter the driving licence number and tick the declaration check box below and click on the proceed to payment button.
Next step involves clicking on the check status button followed by clicking the reinitiate with caution button, which will the direct you to the e-challan webpage. The final step involves payment via net banking.
To enable and encourage citizens to participate/assist Traffic Police, Goa Police has introduced ‘Traffic Sentinel Scheme’.
The scheme has received good response from citizens. Several violations are being reported on day-to-day basis from various parts of the state.
Earlier, notices under Section 133 of M V Act 1988 were sent to the traffic violators, directing them to compound the case at Traffic Headquarters, Altinho, Panaji or South Goa Police District Headquarters, Margao.
Now, the authorities have opened more extension counters to facilitate to the violators.