Soon, Delhi Police to install high definition cameras for better traffic management
Delhi Traffic Police will soon install high definition cameras across the national Capital to enable Delhi Police to assess realtime traffic volume and capture images of even small objects causing obstructions on arterial roads, taking traffic monitoring of the city to a new level.
“Delhi Police will soon have high definition CCTV cameras and traffic monitoring and management technologies installed at various important locations other than the existing connected to the monitoring room at traffic headquarters through direct radio link with the help of directional transmitters or receivers. The high quality video from these technologies will also help in detecting traffic violations at the chosen locations, thus promoting traffic discipline” said Garima, Bhatnagar, Joint Commissioner Traffic, while speaking at a seminar on Safe Road-Safe life organised by Industry body ASSOCHAM on Wednesday.
“Delhi, being the Capital of India, is one of the fastest growing cities, which has witnessed unprecedented growth of both human and vehicular population over the years. Today, the population of Delhi exceeds 175 lakh (approx), vehicular population is approx 90 lakh and road length is 33,198 km. Traffic management in Delhi is a herculean task for Delhi Traffic Police. The task of traffic management has become difficult due to mixed traffic on the roads, unplanned growth of the city, lack of pedestrian facilities, erratic behavior of road users, shortage of parking spaces and unsatisfactory road conditions,” said Bhatnagar.
“Removing accident black spots, taking small engineering measures and use of technology including Intelligent Transport System (ITS) can help in easing traffic in the city in a big way,” said K K Kapila, Chairmnan, International Road Federation.