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    Bharti Airtel Completes Deployment of the Bangalore Traffic Police Enforcement Automation System on BlackBerry Smartphones
    • Hon. Home Minister, State of Karnataka presents BlackBerry smartphones to traffic police personnel
    • Bangalore Traffic Police equips all 650 Traffic Police officers with BlackBerry smartphones, making it the largest deployment of BlackBerry smartphones for a police department in India 

     
    Bangalore, March 3, 2010 : Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider, today announced that it has successfully completed the deployment of the “Traffic Police Enforcement Automation” system by providing BlackBerry® smartphones to all the officers of the Bangalore Traffic Police. Dr. V.S.Acharya, Hon. Home Minister, State of Karnataka in the presence of Mr. Shankar Bidari IPS, Commissioner of Police Bangalore City presented the last lot of 10 BlackBerry smartphones to the Bangalore Traffic Police personnel. With this, the Bangalore Traffic Police department has equipped all 650 officers a BlackBerry smartphone, giving them access to the large central database of vehicles, drivers and offenders. 

    The initiative brings together all aspects of operational traffic policing in one unified system and is capable of pulling out data on more than two million cases in less than two minutes. The solution involves vigilance through video cameras, set up at different traffic signals and equipping every Bangalore traffic police officer with a BlackBerry smartphone and Bluetooth® printer, which gives them access to the history of the driver and the vehicle and allows the officer to issue challans on the spot with the click of a button. This secure login based application assists in determining if the offender has a pending fine against his vehicle. The solution also allows officials to monitor their staff and generate periodical reports on performance 

    Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Praveen Sood- Addl CP Bangalore Traffic Police said “The BlackBerry solution from Airtel is a powerful tool, which not only enhances the visibility of a robust and a streamlined Traffic Enforcement System but also gives us an effective way to control traffic offences.” 

    Commenting on the occasion, Najib Khan- Chief Operating Officer-South, Enterprise Services, Bharti Airtel said “It is a privilege for Bharti Airtel to have been entrusted with this prestigious project and is a clear recognition of our strength to deliver customised solutions. As an industry leader, we are committed to partner and deploy innovative solutions, such as BlackBerry smartphones, that make a positive impact on the community.”

    As part of its efforts to develop applications for m-government initiatives, Bharti Airtel is working with various state governments to offer mobile based services for municipal corporations, NREGA and healthcare centers. An Airtel application has enabled property tax collection to go online, bringing down the queues in front of payment counters as well as enhancing revenue collection. 

    About Bharti Airtel Limited : Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is among Asia’s leading integrated telecom services providers with operations in India and Sri Lanka. In South Asia, the company had an aggregate of over 125.3 million customers as of end December 2009, including 120.23 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek. 

    Bharti Airtel is structured as four strategic business units - Mobile, Telemedia, Enterprise and Digital TV. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 Indian cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. The Digital TV business provides DTH services across India. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 118,337 Rkms across India. Airtel's international network infrastructure includes ownership of the i2i submarine cable system and consortium ownership in five global undersea cable systems, SEA-ME-WE 4, EIG, I-ME-WE, AAG and UNITY. For more information, visit 
    www.airtel.in 

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