Noida: Pay fine for speeding on elevated road from Nov 1
The speed cameras, equipped with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), were installed two weeks ago on the corridor, near ISKCON temple.noida Updated: Oct 24, 2017 10:41 IST
Following the rise in accidents on a 4.8km long elevated road, Noida traffic police have installed four CCTV cameras to keep a check on speeding vehicles and penalize them from November 1.
The cameras, equipped with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), were installed two weeks ago on the corridor, near ISKCON temple. Cameras have been installed in collaboration with a private firm under corporate social responsibility scheme, said officials.
To ensure the cameras run properly, the traffic police on Monday initiated the trail run and will formally run them by November 1. In addition to this, cameras will be made functional on two other intersections, including sectors 31 and 25.
The ANPR technology will help in identifying vehicles, particularly in hit-and-run incidents. At present, the speed limit for heavy motor vehicles on the road is 40 km per hour, while for medium motor vehicles it is 50 km per hour.
Traffic officials said the prescribed limit is not being followed by the drivers and majority of them drive vehicles at more than the permissible limit.
Anil Kumar Jha, superintendent of police (traffic), said, “In this trial phase till November 1, we will consider all aspects such as traffic volume, speed and snarls as well. After recording the data, a new speed limit will be chosen and it will be notified on both sides of the road at the entry.”
Jha said that the road has no traffic signal and it is always through for vehicular movement, which calls for fixing the speed limit. “On the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, the permissible limit of MMVs is 100 km per hour and we have to see that this route is also free from congestion. After completing our survey, either the existing speed limit on the elevated road will remain the same or it will be increased a bit.”
The 4.8-km elevated road from Vishwa Bharti School in Sector 28 to Sector 61 was thrown open on June 29, 2017. The road is the city’s first elevated road constructed at a cost of ₹500 crore to ease traffic congestion and provide an uninterrupted travel for nearly 5 km for those commuting between Faridabad and Noida, Greater Noida and Noida, Delhi and Noida everyday.
To check the daily operations of the cameras, traffic police have made a separate control room in its office at Sector 14-A, where data will be collected by a team of traffic officials.
The cameras will identify the number plate and challans will be sent to them on their addresses as mentioned at their respective transport authority office.
October 23: A Maruti SX4 on way to Delhi toppled on the road and the driver received injuries
September 28: A sports utility vehicle (SUV) Ford EcoSport overturned near National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) office in Sector 24 on Thursday afternoon. Two occupants of the car — a man and a woman in their early 20s — sustained injuries
July 5: A 35-year-old man was injured after he rammed his Fortuner into a dumper (truck) from the rear. The sport utility vehicle was on way from Sector 28 to Sector 60
July 4: Two youngsters on a motorcycle suffered serious injuries after their bike hit a car
First Published: Oct 23, 2017 23:40 IST