Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pay traffic fine through credit card

Pay traffic fine through credit card
By a staff reporter KHALEEJ TIMES 20 February 2008

DUBAI — Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, yesterday launched a new electronic system by which the motorists can pay traffic fines through credit cards.

The machine has been installed in the Traffic Department of Dubai Police and the police stations in the emirate.

Motorists can also pay the fines online by accessing the web site of Dubai e-government,

The machine launched yesterday reads the credit card number and deducts the fine amount.

Colonel Nader Fikri, Acting Director of Dubai Police's Electronic Services Department, said motorists could now pay the fines using credit cards at the payment centres, kiosks in shopping malls, through the voice system (IVR), or by accessing Dubai Police web site.

The initiative is on the directions of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to restructure the government organisations and departments in Dubai and provide electronic services under the umbrella of Dubai e-government.

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