The next time you stray into the bus lane on the busy BRT corridor, just be careful. You may very well run into none other than the Delhi chief minister and fined for violating traffic norms. This is what exactly happened to two senior government officials on Friday.
Chief minister Sheila Dikshit was at the Operations Control Centre (OCC) set up by Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), when she noticed two vehicles on the screen set up to monitor traffic violators. Dikshit, who was at the facility at Kashmere Gate to inaugurate it, immediately directed: “Don’t spare anybody who violates the traffic norms. Challan them immediately.”
Dikshit was taking a technical stock of the intelligent signaling system from RK Verma, commissioner, transport department, while she saw two vehicles were passing through the bus route at BRT corridor in Siri Fort and immediately ordered Verma to challan the violators. Later, a senior officer of DIMTS, said both the vehicles — one of a DCP-ranked officer and the other a security agency vehicle fitted with a red beacon light — were challanned at 12.09pm with the chief minister’s intervention. “The red light speed cameras installed at nine junctions between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand are operational and will soon be installed at other 16 junctions between Moolchand and Delhi Gate. These cameras capture live images of vehicles that violate norms at the BRT corridor and transfer these images to the main server placed at the OCC,” said a senior officer of DIMTS. Not only violators, the cameras continuously capture images of traffic at the junctions at the BRT corridor.
The real-time images of the BRT corridor will be just a click away. “Within two weeks’ time, real-time images on traffic situation will be available online on DIMTS website www.dimts.in. The images
will be refreshed in every two minutes,” said a DIMTS spokesperson.