MVD radar surveillance system in 4 more districts

September 15, 2014

The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) will soon introduce in four more districts radar surveillance system to detect speeding by motor vehicles and violation of road rules, as part of Automation of Enforcement.

Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Kannur will get radar surveillance system in a phased manner. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 7.99 crore.

The government gave administrative sanction for the project after the proposal put up by the State Transport Commissioner was cleared by the Special Working Group, Official sources told The Hindu.

The MVD has been asked to implement the project within a year.

The decision to extend the system comes close on the heels of setting up an automated enforcement control room in the Ernakulam Collectorate to monitor violation of traffic rules between Cherthala and Manjeswaram.

Of the Rs. 7.99 crore sanctioned, Rs. 7.76 crore will go towards procuring camera surveillance system and Rs. 23.68 lakh for the control room equipment. The funds had been made available from the Rs. 25 crore set aside for Road Safety Measures in the 2014-15 budget.

Cameras installed in these four districts will capture the pictures and transfer them to the control rooms. The automated detection system, developed by Keltron, would automatically search and print addresses from the MVD database.

Reflective and non-reflective number plates can be detected by the system, that includes a video camera that can record and store visuals.

The registered owner of the vehicle will get a chalan bearing the picture of the violation committed along with the offence and the penalty to be paid by post.

Assistance of Keltron

The Transport Commissioner has been asked to utilise the service of Keltron personnel if additional manpower is required for effective implementation of the project.

For the MVD that does not have adequate enforcement officials compared to the mounting vehicle population, the enforcement system has come as a blessing to ensure road discipline and check road accidents.

Moreover, complaints of harassment and delays had been reduced.

A sum of Rs.17.49 crore was levied as fine for traffic offences by the Motor Vehicles Department in the first four months of the calendar year.

Source:The Hindu

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