Hi-tech cameras to keep an eye on traffic violators

The Delhi Traffic Police have installed hi-tech cameras on roads which will enable to nab people for violating traffic rules. The police will no longer have to stop drivers for violations as with the help of the cameras, photos and videos of the vehicles will be saved in the central server in the
traffic police control room, said a senior police officer.

Thereafter, challan will be sent to the violators within three days. In case anyone is found violating the rules, the vehicle could be confiscated.

Although, the Rs 300-crore scheme was launched in 2010 before the work of Commonwealth Games had started, the budget has gone beyond Rs 500 crore now. And after seven years, the traffic police have started Intelligent Traffic Management System.

Under this scheme, 275 places are to be equipped with LCD screens giving information about traffic.

Variable message sign (VMS) board, red light violation detection system (RLVD), speed camera and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) have been installed in some places. ANPR and RLVD cameras will easily enable traffic police officers to nab vehicle drivers violating traffic rules. Nearly 75 ANPR and 100 RLVD cameras will be installed on different routes.

ANPR cameras can record the speed of the vehicles (running with the speed of 320 km per hour), while red light jumping and stop line crossing can be detected with the help of RLVD cameras.

According to a data, in 2016, a total of 92,037 vehicles were challenged for red light violation, 2,05,470 for rash driving, and 86,771 for over-speeding.

The challan will comprise of the place of traffic violation, date, time, detailed description of the violation as well as the photographs of the vehicle from different angles taken by the camera. In case a driver is not satisfied with the given information, he will be shown the video.

However, these cameras will not get the traffic obstructed. Presently, on one junction there are three to four policemen deputed. And on an average, they perform for about 12 to 14 hours on their duty. Many a times they get into arguments with people over the violation of rules, meanwhile giving other violators a chance to escape. These cameras will operate day and night. Moreover, drivers will not be able to escape during fog too, said Special Commissioner of Delhi Traffic Police Ajay Kashyap.

Such technologies are finally coming into implementation in India. Not only will the job of traffic police be easier but our country takes a step towards the fulfilment of its plan of ‘smart cities. These are the smart solutions. And explore more of them later this year at the TrafficInfraTech and ParkingInfraTech Expos, 2017 at Hyderabad.