Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami inaugurates Automatic Number Plate Recognition System

Dehradun: Chief Minister  Pushkar Singh Dhami inaugurated the Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (ANPR) prepared by the Transport Department from the Secretariat. With this, online monitoring of cases related to tax evasion  will be facilitated on major roads of the state. Chief Minister  Pushkar Singh Dhami said that this is a good beginning in terms of following traffic rules and road safety.

With the installation of ANPR cameras, people will also follow the traffic rules. The Chief Minister directed that people should be made aware about ANPR cameras. Warning SMS should be sent to those people who are violating the traffic rules in the initial stage through this camera.

The Chief Minister said that wherever there is a need to install ANPR cameras, its facilities should be made available by selecting the places. He said that installation of ANPR cameras would help GST and other departments as well and prevention of tax evasion would also be possible through this. With this, where the jam at the check posts will be relieved, the traffic will also be easy.

The introduction of this system will also help in preventing vehicle accidents. Secretary Transport  Arvind Singh Hayanki told through presentation that by amending the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India has arranged for electronic monitoring of vehicles. All the check posts established on the state border in Uttarakhand have been abolished. To implement the electronic monitoring system in the state, in the first phase, a plan has been made to set up ANPR on the state border, for which an amount of Rs 4.61 crore has been approved from the State Road Safety Fund.

Secretary Transport informed that the process of integration has been started to make the data received from ANPR portal available to the GST department under the scheme, while integration with other departments like mining, excise, tourism, urban development, forest department and police has been done.

It is also proposed to go so that the data obtained through a single medium can be used by all the concerned departments. This system has been made fully automated, for which the software prepared for ANPR cameras has been integrated with Vahan Portal and E-Challan Portal.

With this, challans will be automatically generated on the basis of the number plate of the vehicle, in which there will be no human intervention. On this occasion, Chief Conservator of Forests Mr. Anoop Malik, Commissioner State Tax Dr. Ahmed Iqbal, Director ITDA Mrs. Nitika Khandelwal and concerned departmental officers were present.

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