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Proposal to install cameras at junctions

V.S. Palaniappan

They will provide police control room personnel an overall view of traffic flow


Cameras at various places will be linked to police control room

These devices will continuously transmit images



Coimbatore: Motorists beware. Just keep in mind that the absence of a police constable at a traffic signal is no guarantee that violation of road rules such as jumping signals will go unnoticed any longer.

The city police will soon install cameras at 72 traffic signals in the city.

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These cameras can be linked to a police control room, so that they can continuously transmit images of the areas where they are mounted.

City Police Commissioner C.K. Gandhirajan has said that a detailed proposal has been drawn up to modernise traffic management at an outlay of Rs. 4 crore.

The proposal has been forwarded to the State Traffic Planning Cell headed by an Additional Director-General of Police in Chennai.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Coimbatore City, S. Manoharan, has studied the functioning of the system in Tiruchirapalli city, which has cameras installed at major junctions.

The personnel at the control room can have an overall view of the traffic flow in the city and instruct regulating officers in the field accordingly, so that vehicular movement is smooth and obstructions are cleared as soon as possible.

In the event of a traffic jam on any road, the officers at the control room will be able to inform those regulating the traffic at the nearest signal to increase the duration of green signal to clear the vehicles.

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This will help in effective traffic management and make the roads safer for all categories of users. The presence of cameras will help in bringing down instances of motorists trying to violate rules on the sly, by taking advantage of the absence of a police constable or even the presence of a lone constable.

The camera footages will be recorded and based on these, the police will issue notices to the violators.

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