If the absence of traffic police personnel on roads prompts you to speed your vehicle or jump red-lights, change your habit. As laser speed violation detection system will soon be installed on city roads, like in the US and European countries, to keep an eye on motorists 24x7. The installation process will start in a month.
It is the first time that such hi-tech speed-detecting system will be installed on Indian roads. It would replace the Delhi traffic police’s age-old interceptors, which cannot detect the speed of vehicles during night hours when 50% accidents take place.The gadget known as SVD system, procured from a UK-based firm, would click photographs of speeding vehicles.
The system, which contains five cameras per carriageway, is fitted with infra-red laser. When a speeding vehicle is registered by the laser, the cameras click its pictures and the automatic numberplate recogniser records the vehicle’s numberplate and transmits data related to the control room.
The Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) would present a demonstration on the performance of the camera-based system on February 20. After this, the traffic police will sign a contract with DIMTS for the supply, installation and maintenance of the system on roads, said police sources.
Three months ago, the traffic police had asked the DIMTS to identify suitable equipment and design the system. It had also asked the company to identify the locations where the system would be installed.
“We have plans to install 100 such camera-based system on signal-free and high-speed roads like Ring Road, Outer Ring Road, all national highways, DND Flyover and Salimgarh, among others,” said Satyendra Garg, JCP (traffic). They will also be installed on the road section connecting Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 of IGI Airport, officials said.