Provide details to authorities for linking contact on Vahan portal: SSP Traffic Jammu Rural

Jammu,  Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Jammu Rural, Vinay Kumar, during an awareness programme on Friday in a message, asked people purchasing vehicles to provide valid details like contact numbers and address to the competent registration authorities for linking it on the Vahan portal.

The top cop, flanked by DySP Traffic Samba-Kathua Javed Iqbal Tabassam, was addressing the gathering at traffic awareness program organised by Dimple Sharma, Managing Director of Baba Balak Nath Higher Secondary School Vijaypur in Samba district, which was attended by students, teaching staff, and traffic cops.

The SSP Traffic Rural Jammu advised that while purchasing a vehicle, they shall provide valid and functional contact numbers and residential addresses to the registration and transferring authorities so that they can link their contact numbers on the VAHAN and Parivahan portals for future facilitation.

He further stated that the valid mobile number of the registered owner of the vehicle is mandatory to keep track of any registration-related services.

It was also informed to the students and teachers that an e-challan is sent to traffic violator, if have knowingly or unknowingly committed a traffic violation while plying their vehicles.

“In the present digitalization era, the e-challan is sent as an SMS alert to the registered mobile number, or the physical challan is sent to the registered address. From the date of issue of the challan, the fine has to be paid within a fixed period, and in case of failure to make the payment on time, the challan is forwarded to the traffic courts for legal action under the the rules,” he said.

Kumar said that the fine could increase if the challan fine is not paid within the stipulated time or may lead to legal action by the courts, adding, “There may be instances where you may have unknowingly deleted the SMS or you may have forgotten to clear the fine, and for the same online option, they are available to see the details of their vehicle on parivahan/VAHAN portal.”

A non-payment of traffic e-challan go to traffic court and as such, the students who ply fou or two wheeler are advised that they shall update their valid and functional contact numbers on the VAHAN/mPARIVAHAN portal, he said.

The SSP Traffic Rural Jammu further added that tyres of the vehicles must be in good condition and the fitness of the vehicles be regularly checked to avoid accidents.

He further advised that the public whose mobile numbers are not valid does not receive any message regarding traffic violations, and consequently, the vehicles are blacklisted by transport authorities, viz., RTO/ARTOs.

“To avoid such practices, people should visit WWW.parivahan.goiv. in or VAHAN/SARTHI portal and update/link their functional contact numbers with concerned transport authorities or on the related available websites to avert any inconvenient,” he said and advised the students of the school to follow the Traffic Rules for their own safety as well as safety of general public to avoid any untoward incident.

He also advised the students not to indulge in stunt biking and overspeeding, rash, dangerous driving, as this can prove fatal for them and their family and also advised to use helmet while driving two wheelers and seat belt while driving four wheelers.

SSP Traffic Rural Jammu said that Traffic Police Rural Jammu has left no stone unturned to check all the Traffic related menace in order to avoid the traffic jamming, as well as, accidents/incidents.

He urged upon the participants, particularly youth and young students as a whole, to participate in this process and to take responsibility for the the hassle-free movement of vehicles being responsible citizens.

He further stated that thousands of challans are lying pending in the traffic courts, and non-disposal in due course of time would lead to the cancellation and suspension of route permits and driving licenses.

The managing director, Dimple Sharma, along with staff and students, applauded the role of traffic police in maintaining smooth and free flow of traffic.

Lastly, SSP Traffic Rural Jammu thanked the Managing Director for inviting him and his team to organize Traffic awareness programme.