Intelligent traffic system to cover four more places in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2015 17:14 IST

Riding on the success of its Intelligent Traffic System (ITS), the Indore traffic department is preparing to expand its ambitious project to four more places — Regal, Palsikar, Radisson and Indraprasth squares.

The department had in January last installed RLED cameras at Lantarn square and Pipliyahana squares in the city to keep tabs on traffic offenders.

Since its implementation, the department slapped challans on more than 12,000 offenders and recovered a fine of Rs 10 lakh from them.

Additional superintendent of police (traffic - west) Anjana Tiwari said the department sent notices to more than 6,000 traffic violators on the basis of images they received from the ITS.

More than 2,000 offenders have already deposited their fine that amounts around Rs 10 lakh, he said.

Tiwari said the traffic police had planned to convert some major traffic intersections into smart-signaling system.

"The system not only helps us curb the number of accidents and violators, but also puts the poor traffic management on right tracks," Tiwary said.

The system also helped the short-staffed department reduce its number of traffic personnel deployed at two busy signals in the city.

"The department is testing the implementation of the system at Regal and Indraprasth squares, while at Radisson and Palsikar squares, there is some minor problem with timings which will be solved soon," he said.

What is Intelligent Traffic System

If anybody flouts the traffic norm, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras take five images of the violator through five different angles and send it to the department. On the basis of images, the department sends e-challans to the offenders by post.

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