03/12/2015 10:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

In Delhi, You Can Now Report Traffic Violations To Win Cars And Air Tickets

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Heavy traffic is seen during a smoggy day in New Delhi on November 30, 2015. Some 150 leaders including US President Barack Obama, China's Xi Jinping, India's Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the start of the Paris conference on climate change, which starts on November 30, tasked with reaching the first truly universal climate pact. AFP PHOTO / Money SHARMA / AFP / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI-- Delhiites can now report traffic violations through a mobile application, earning them points which may get them a car, a motorbike or free air tickets, declared as rewards by Delhi Police today.

The initiative has been named "The Traffic Sentinel Scheme" under which citizens can report traffic offences through photographs of video clips uploaded and transmitted with the help of a mobile application, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said today.

While violations like red light jumping, dangerous driving and usage of mobile phones while driving shall have to be reported only through videos, other offences can be reported through photographs too, said Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander.

Reporting cases of "driving against the flow of traffic" can earn one five points, followed by red light jumping and dangerous driving earning three points each, Chander added.

The first prize shall be a car, followed by a motorbike and free air tickets. However, the details and points required to win those prizes will be announced by December 15, he added.

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