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Bengaluru: 5,000 cameras to keep an eye on motorists

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 14, 2019, 6:11 am IST
Updated Jul 14, 2019, 6:11 am IST
The violators will be sent a notice to pay the fine and the number of violations committed will be recorded.
Along with the installation of CCTV cameras, there is also a plan to install over 500 automatic signal systems at various junctions in the City. (Representional Image)
 Along with the installation of CCTV cameras, there is also a plan to install over 500 automatic signal systems at various junctions in the City. (Representional Image)

Bengaluru: Soon, the city might be equipped with around 5,000 high-resolution CCTV cameras, which will help in tracking traffic violations and raise an offence against the violator.

Along with the installation of CCTV cameras, there is also a plan to install over 500 automatic signal systems at various junctions in the City.

 

A senior traffic police officer said, “Soon, the traffic junctions and other busy stretches will be equipped with high-resolution CCTV cameras which can be panned to any direction and will have high focal zoom-in facility. These cameras will help in raising violations against traffic violators and cases will be registered automatically. The violator will be sent a notice to pay the fine amount and also the number of violations committed will be recorded.”

He said, “This is a much-needed system, as every time, we cannot have traffic police personnel standing on guard to penalise the offenders. These cameras will help in easing our work, while the personnel can be used to regulate traffic and manning busy junctions..Already violations are being booked through the existing CCTV cameras and automatically the fine is raised against the violators. Now more CCTV cameras at busy stretches and junctions will help in catching the violators and this will bring in a sense of responsibility among motorists.

 

Another officer said that various measures are being planned for better traffic management in the city. “We are also planning to install over 500 automatic signals. Already 500 exist, and with this, the number will go up to 1,000 automatic traffic signals by next year.”

The officer said that these signals work in accordance to the density of vehicles, as it is fitted with sensors and cameras. In a few years, the entire city will have automatic traffic signals.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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