State capital towards ‘Smartness’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Oct 2018 11:17:27


Staff Reporter,


Over 280 high-resolution and advanced technology cameras will be installed under ITMS to prevent traffic violation


Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur undergoing metamorphosis to become ‘Smart City’ will soon witness strict compliance of traffic rules and reduction in crimes like motorcycle lifting and others with installation of Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) and City Surveillance System.
Raipur city to be equipped with over 280 high-resolution and advanced technology cameras, including pan-tilt-zoom cameras, fixed box cameras and dome cameras, will be an additional arm to Raipur police in dealing with crimes and compliance of traffic rules. The three-phased project is scheduled to be accomplished by August 2019.

“Installation of cameras in the city will significantly improve the response time of Raipur police because it will largely help in tracking location of any vehicle. Besides, it will also help in compliance of speed related instructions of Raipur Traffic Police and prevent people from jumping red-signal. With the help of already installed cameras, police have managed to dispose-off 187 cases last year and 225 cases as of till 10th month of this year. Due to cameras, cases of lifting significantly declined,” Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Praful Kumar Thakur told The Hitavada .
After installation of cameras, traffic violators will be dealt sternly and e-challan will be shot to them within 48 hours, informed a police source.

The sources further added that prominent squares as well as entry and exit points of the city will be brought under the surveillance of Number Plate Reader (NPR) camera and RED Light Violation Detection (RLVD) camera to keep close watch on vehicle-borne criminals and compliance of red signal. These cameras will remain operational 24x7 round the year and transfer the entire data to Civil Lines-based Integrated Control Command Centre of Raipur Police, said the officer, adding that in case any technical problems arises, the camera will keep record of seven days in its memory card.