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High end CCTV cameras to curb traffic violations in Srinagar soon

•       ITMS to be functional in Srinagar: IG Traffic J&K •       7-8 locations functions, more to be completed soon: SSP Traffic

Post by Irfan Yattoo on Friday, April 14, 2023

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Srinagar, Apr 13: Under the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) project, the Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police on Thursday said that high end CCTV cameras will be used for e-challans soon in Kashmir and currently live feeds are being received from 7-8 traffic junctions in Srinagar, officials said.
IGP Traffic J&K, Vikramjit Singh-IPS told Rising Kashmir that under the ITMS project of Smart City, CCTV’s are being installed in vital traffic junctions in Srinagar. The project is being implemented by Srinagar Municipal Corporation and after that it will be handed over to the traffic department, he said.
“The system, with the help of the CCTV cameras installed at various junctions, will automatically capture violations of speeding and red-light jumping,” IGP Traffic said. 
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Traffic, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah said that the primary goal of ITMS Solution is to utilize information technology to modernize key functions of traffic management, Traffic control, Traffic Law enforcement.
"Once it will be fully functional, the traffic police personnel will keep a watch at important locations in the city round the clock from there and issue challans on the basis of automatic detection of violations through smart cameras,” he said.
SSP Traffic said with ITMS, the overall burden of traffic on the roads will be reduced and it will result in greater journey time reliability for people.
He said in the first phase it will be operational at 60 locations in Srinagar and they are getting feed from 7-8 traffic junctions in the city. Soon other traffic points will be covered by ITMS in a phase wise manner to curb traffic violations.
“It will help in visible violations including automatic number plate recognition, red light violation, no helmet, triple riding, no seat belt, use of mobiles while driving and wrong parking,” SSP Traffic said, adding that it will also capture picture and video.
“CCTV Cameras at junctions will monitor and record all activity at intersections which help authorities to draft plans and make decisions for better use of road infrastructure. Face recognition applications support real time video processing and track the specified persons and match a suspect / criminal photograph available in the database,” he said.
SSP Traffic Shah urged citizens to follow the traffic rules and regulations. The focus is on reducing the road mishaps and to make roads safer for commuters which would be possible only through awareness among people, he said.
In Jammu, out of these 73 locations where high-tech cameras are to be installed, the PTZ cameras in 44 locations are installed to keep a close watch on traffic violations.

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