Delhi Police ‘n’ Facebook Features in The New York Times

Posted In India - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Monday, August 2nd, 2010 With 0 Comments






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Now this is something to proud about.

Delhi Traffic Police’s Facebook page has already created a buzz not only in India but all over world now. The New York Times recently published a news on how Delhi Traffic Police is using its Facebook page to catch hold of law breakers and issuing Challans on the basis of photos uploaded by the fans of the page, the common men.

Apart from the photos, videos; Delhi Traffic Police continuously informs the residents about the traffic condition on various roads in the capital city. Residents are also posting alerts about traffic obstruction on Facebook to allow fellow citizens to avoid those roads. This has become more like a forum for the citizens of Delhi who are just near to hosting Commonwealth Games in October this year.

The report further added that the traffic police acknowledged that it was possible photos could be manipulated to incriminate someone who was not actually breaking the law. But, drivers can surely contest the challans if they think they were wrongly issued.

Apart from the facebook page, Delhi  Traffic Police also updates their followers on its twitter account @dtptraffic.

You can also subscribe to their SMS alerts by sending an SMS “Join DTP” to 09219592195.  To unsubscribe send a text message “Leave DTP” to the same number i.e. 09219592195.

Great going Delhi Traffic Police but a long way to go. Wishing you great luck for Commonwealth Games