Airtel ties up with RIM to offer BlackBerry smartphones to Karnataka traffic police

Telecom Lead India: Bharti Airtel has tied up with
Research In Motion (RIM) to offer BlackBerry smartphones to Karnataka traffic

Senior personnel in Karnataka traffic police will now be
using Blackberry devices to book motorists for traffic violations across

250 traffic officers of the rank of Assistant
Sub-Inspectors, Police Sub-Inspectors and Police Inspectors across the state
will start using Blackberry for traffic enforcement.

As part of the initiative, Bharti Airtel is providing
Blackberry devices with Airtel services to them.

Bharti Airtel CEO (Karnataka Circle) Rohit Malhotra said
it is a proud moment as Karnataka will be the first state in the country which
will go paperless with real time monitoring of traffic enforcement.

Paper challans and police notice books will be phased out
and replaced by Bluetooth enabled printers and database located at State data
centre. The main objective is to reduce the use of paper-work and paper itself,
the officials said.

The system — using Blackberry devices — has been
well-received in Bangalore and was now extended to the rest of the State.
Bharti Airtel provides solutions for supply and maintenance of Blackberry
devices with Airtel service and thermal printers with accessories for the
Karnataka police.

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