Madurai people throw corona caution to wind, throng Collector’s office

Chennai: A shocking scene was witnessed in front of Madurai Collector office this morning, as thousands thronged the place to get QR code for their vehicles, throwing coronavirus safety measures to wind.

The very purpose of Madurai district administration and police deciding to take the QR code route to ensure less crowds on roads and social distancing was defeated, when people gathered there in large numbers. Many of them were not wearing masks too.

Madurai City Police have launched a mobile application to automatically read registration numbers of vehicle and identify those with passes and those vehicles moving without any authorisation with a click of camera on their mobile phones.

The application, developed by a team of software professionals affiliated to Vickram College of Engineering, has been under trial since Wednesday and was to use from today.

Police officials in all ranks and also Special Sub-Inspectors of Police and Head Constables who are involved in vehicle check would have the app on their mobile phones.

Commissioner of Police S Davidson Devasirvatham said, “With the photograph of the vehicle taken using the mobile phone camera, the app will read its number plate and store it in the data base. Any police officer using the app can track its movement.”

 

NT Bureau