Hyderabad: The Biodiversity flyover, the only flyover in the city with CCTV cameras installed, also has technological advancement that is coming in handy to the police. The cameras are integrated with software to calculate the speed of the vehicles travelling on the flyover and automatically generate reports on a vehicle’s speed.
The newly constructed flyover at Gachibowli is the only flyover that has cameras in the city. After Saturday’s accident where a speeding car fell off a flyover, claimed the life of a woman and injured several others, the police could immediately find out the reason for the accident.
The software aided in finding out the speed at which the car (TS09EW 5665) was moving. It was 105.8 kmph, The driver lost control, the car hit the railing and, because of the speed at which it was moving, flipped over and landed on the road, uprooting a tree which killed a woman, and moving on to injure several others.
In the last one week, the Cyberabad police have issued over 550 speeding tickets to motorists who travelled above the prescribed speed of 40 kmph on the Biodiversity flyover.
Another flyover in Cyberabad where several accidents take place is the Kukatpally-Madha-pur flyover, which does not have any e-surveillance. The Cyberabad police said that the new software can be integrated into the CCTV cameras across the commissionerate. The only requirement is that the cameras should read the vehicle registration number; only then the speed of the vehicle can be calculated. “The CCTV cameras will be installed on all the other flyovers in the jurisdiction. The software is soon integrated with the cameras installed on routes with wider roads, where possibilities of the occurrence of road accidents is high, and also with cameras at black spots, to generate the speeding tickets,” said a senior police official from Cyberabad.
Explaining the advantage of the software, the official also said that it automatically calculates the speed of the vehicle between the two points where cameras are installed. Continuous monitoring of the Biodiversity flyover is on by the personnel stationed at the central command control centre and a public addressing system is also put to alert the motorists if they stop on the flyover. “The nearest patrolling personnel will be also be alerted to ensure visiting the spot where a vehicle stops and address the issue if there is any breakdown,” the official added....