Noida: Auto Coding Helps Man Recover His Camera Worth 50,000 From Car Driver


A Noida car driver returned a lost bag containing a valuable single lens digital SLR (DSLR) camera on Sunday ??50,000 to a passenger, who was traveling from Sector Noida 52 to Greater Noida.

Using automatic coding, the car was located, as it had been reserved on the spot and the passenger had no record of the journey, according to traffic police.

Shrikant Sharma, a resident of Ace City in Grand Noida West, said he and his family members visited Madhavgarh in Gurugram. “We reached Noida Sector 52 metro station at 2 pm Saturday and booked the car for our house. In a hurry, we forgot to take our suitcase out of the car. We immediately got out, but the car was no longer there. We scanned CCTV footage from nearby areas and spotted the car, but its registration number was not clearly visible due to the poor quality of the camera, ”he said.

The car had the unique code – 1644 – on its back. “Some people informed me that the Noida traffic police had coded such cars and had records of these vehicles. I then contacted the traffic police for help, ”Sharma added.

Ganesh Prasad Saha, Deputy Police Commissioner (Traffic) Gautam Budh Nagar said we tracked down the driver of the car – Dinesh Chandrapal, a resident of Sarfabad – using the code. “Chandrapal said the suitcase was with him. We facilitated the process and returned the suitcase to Sharma on Sunday, ”Saha said.

Chandrapal also said he carried three to four other passengers after dropping off Sharma. “I couldn’t determine who owned the suitcase because I spotted it two hours after the owner left the vehicle … So I took it home. When I got a call from the police control room, I sent it back to Sharma, ”Saha added.

Gautam Budh Nagar owns 17,655 cars and nearly 9,000 of them have been registered and given unique digital codes that are clearly visible and easy to remember. These codes improve passenger safety and also help locate lost valuables, Saha said.


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