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Radar based cameras to check road violations by March-end

Radar based cameras to check road violations by March-end
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New Delhi: If you violate a traffic red light or over speed at major stretches in the capital, then be prepared to get challaned copy either on your phone or through post at your address, as Delhi Traffic police is working on installing radar based cameras at various junctures across the city.

Delhi Traffic Police has set March 31 as the first phase deadline for installing radar based cameras to curb high speed and red light violations in the Capital. Delhi traffic police is equipping 27 speed violation spots with 25 radar based cameras across 13 major stretches in the city.

Special Commissioner of Delhi Police (Traffic), Taj Hassan said "The idea is to encourage people to have self-discipline. The move has been taken to ensure safe driving and stop road fatalities in Delhi. We are installing 3D radar based high resolution cameras at accident-prone spots. Our objective is to enhance electronic enforcement along with better road discipline and road safety."

One camera on each side of both carriageways is being installed at stretches like NH-24 from Akshardham to Ring Road, Salimgarh bypass from ITO to Kashmere Gate, Outer ring road from Wazirabad to Bhalaswa Dairy, Bhalasaw to Wazirabad, Dev Prakash Shashtri Marge from Ratanpuri to Inderpuri, Dhaulakuan to Naraina, Arun Asaf Ali Road-JNU to Masoodur, Nelson Mandela road, NH-1 (GT Karnal Road), NH-10 Rohatak road, August Kranti Marg and DND Flyover. Seven cameras will be installed at two locations-three cameras at Lado Sarai and four cameras at IIT gate to detect red light violation.

Special CP, Taj Hassan said that these cameras are capable of capturing registration number of the high speed vehicle that will help to detect multiple traffic rule violation like Speed Violation Detection, Red Light Violation, Stop Line Violation and Wrong Side Violation.

"The system connected with these cameras will automatically decode and transfer data of violation to Delhi Traffic control room. The system will also generate e-challans along with a photo and send it to the violator through SMS on their registered mobile number with the transport department. In case the number is not available challans will also be sent by post and email," Hasan said.

Delhi Traffic Police under this project will have to install such cameras on 96 identified red light and speed violations spots with covering 24 junctions and 100 speed violation locations at several stretches of Delhi in next three months.

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