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Soon, Indore will be under cam eye

indore Updated: Feb 10, 2016 21:30 IST
Ritesh Mishra
Ritesh Mishra
Hindustan Times
Madhya Pradesh police

At present, about 43 CCTV cameras are installed in the city at various spots which directly connect to the police control room.(HT illustration)

The Madhya Pradesh police have planned a massive drive to install cameras at every important corner of Indore in order to keep a close eye on crime and criminals, senior policed officials said on Wednesday.

The Indore police have already installed 43 CCTV cameras across the city and 194 under the Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) system at various crossings. These cameras are fitted with an automatic registration number and face identification systems, which can help recognize the signal jumpers, the police said.

Besides these, the state telecommunication department has sanctioned budget for CCTV 125 additional cameras. The process of installing them will begin soon, senior officials said. Superintendent of police (headquarters) Akhilesh Jha said the Indore police too had decided to install 60 CCTV cameras from the police budget.

Our aim is to bring every prominent public place in the camera eye: SP

e have identified the places and squares were these cameras will be installed. Our aim is to bring every prominent public place in the camera eye in next three months,” the SP said.

ASP ( East ) Rakesh Kumar Singh said that within three months’ time it wouldn’t be easy for the criminals to escape the camera eye. “At some places the cameras have been installed. The process is on for installing them at other places,” he said.

At present, about 43 CCTV cameras are installed in the city at various spots which directly connect to the police control room. The Indore traffic department has installed 194 cameras under the Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) system at main squares of the city.

The hi-tech system is expected to usher in a new era of intelligent traffic management in the city whereby violators will be issued automated challans for jumping the red light.

As per the senior officials the RLVD system comprises one Automatic Name Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera per lane, one Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) camera per road, one Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera per junction, one industrial computer per junction, one central server and a license plate detection software at each junction.

What is RLVD system?

The RLVD system has one Automatic Name Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera per lane, one Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) camera per road, one Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera per junction, one industrial computer per junction, one central server and a licence plate detection software at each junction.

The ANPR camera captures the number plates of the vehicles that cross the stop line and the video is fed into the industrial computer at the junction. The RLVD camera in turn captures the vehicle movement and the status of the light at the traffic signal - whether it is red or green - in a single camera view.

The RLVD software detects those incidents where the red light is on. Once such a violation is detected, the licence plate of the vehicle is captured and read by the computer software.

All these data, including the time and location, snapshot of the errant vehicle, image of licence plates, snap of the violators and a video clip covering the entire incident are stored in the central database at the control room. After proper verification, the challan is generated and dispatched to the violator through the area police station.