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Delhi Police launches automated traffic management system


IANS New Delhi
Violating traffic rules just got tougher in the national capital with the Delhi Police, in collaboration with Maruti Suzuki, on Tuesday launching the first-of-its-kind completely automated traffic management system -- that does everything from violation-capturing to issuance of an e-challan without human intervention.
Launching the system along with Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and Maruti Suzuki Chairman R.C. Bhargava, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said the project displays effective use of technology for better enforcement and creating a culture of compliance with traffic rules. "The system will reinforce safety for motorists and pedestrians while enabling smooth flow of traffic and bringing down accidents," he said.
The new system, comprising sophisticated 3-D radars and more than 100 high resolution cameras, has been installed on nine signals along a 14-km high traffic density stretch between Dhaula Kuan and Sarai Kale Khan on the Ring Road.
The cameras -- with Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD), Speed Violation Detection (SVD), Stop Line Violation detection, Wrong-Side Violation detection and registration number of the violating vehicle capabilities -- automatically encrypt and transfer the data to a centralised server at the Delhi Traffic Police Headquarters in Todapur, near Naraina.
"The system generates e-challans along with photo evidence and sends it to the violators through SMS/email/post. It is also capable of doing data-analytics and generating trend reports for monitoring of system effectiveness and efficiency," a statement from Raj Niwas said.
The system is capable of 24x7 operation and will specially benefit road users at night, it said.
The initiative aims to provide a safe driving experience to motorists, help pedestrians in crossing the road safely and improve compliance with road traffic rules, thereby reducing accidents and fatalities at junctions, it said.
This high technology automated system is expected to encourage a culture of discipline among motorists and promote adherence to traffic rules, the statement added.

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 8:30 PM IST

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