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From next week, 3rd eye to nab traffic violators

If you thought jumping a red light was easy, think again. The Gurgaon traffic police are all set to re-launch the 3rd Eye Project in the coming week.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 11, 2012 00:48 IST
HT Correspondent

If you thought jumping a red light was easy, think again. The Gurgaon traffic police are all set to re-launch the 3rd Eye Project in the coming week.

The 3rd Eye is a mobile device which clicks photographs of traffic offenders and send it to the control room for issuing challans, which are then delivered at peoples’ doorstep.

The project — which was suspended due to the non-availability of resources last year —will resume after a gap of nine months. The state government will now sponsor the programme.

The traffic police have purchased necessary equipment worth Rs. 3 lakh and constituted a new team to effectively implement the project.

The project was launched in August 2011 and was successful in the city. Till October 19 last year, the traffic police had fined nearly 2,000 motorists by clicking their photographs with a hand-held device connected to an integrated software system.

However, after the sponsors withdrew their support, the police asked the state higher authority to find a sponsor for the project.

After a long delay of ninth months, the higher authority has given permission to re-launch the plan.

“We have 146 mobile sets and infrastructure to run the project. Now, there will be a service provider for the software which is needed to run the project. We have discussed the matter with the higher authority and they have sanctioned R3 lakh to purchase necessary equipment,” said a senior traffic official.