THE MUMBAI Police is introducing a new system to to maintain accurate records of the long working hours of traffic policemen on field and to keep check on their location via GPS. As part of the pilot project, traffic policemen will now use an application on their individual cellphones to mark their duty timings.
“Traffic policemen will now be able to clock their attendance on their own cellphones. This initiative began nearly three months ago as a pilot project with a select group but we will soon enforce this in the entire department,” said Milind Bharambe, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic). Bharambe said in its trial phase, the project had shown “scope to aid officials in their duty and make them more technologically savvy”.
“Most of the force is on the field, working from the streets and are on their feet for long hours. A traffic official will no longer have to go to his beat chowky to mark attendance and then rush to his designated spot for duty. They can directly go to the allotted position. When the officials click the application on their phones, we will know where they are,” Bharambe added. The application is currently only compatible on Android phones.