Control room to be set up at the office of Superintendent of Police
An aerial traffic control system will be put in place in Vellore town and as many as 90 surveillance cameras installed to monitor law and order, traffic regulation and enforcement, Inspector-General of Police, North Zone, C. Sylendra Babu said on Saturday.
Shortly after inaugurating a children's park at the Armed Reserve Police Quarters, he told reporters that work to cover the entire Vellore town with surveillance cameras was under way.
“Ninety cameras have been sanctioned and will be put in place. This will generally monitor law and order, and traffic regulation and enforcement in particular. For instance, if there is a traffic jam on a road, the control room will be able to direct the traffic policemen to bring it under control,” he said.
The control room would be set up at the office of the Superintendent of Police, Vellore, he said, adding, “The mechanism will also spot over-speeding vehicles, vehicles obstructing traffic and those violating the stopline. If a vehicle is being stolen, the camera will show where the culprit is heading. We can have an effective check on traffic violations and police personnel will be able to generate a challan at the control room itself. The work for this system is going on and it is expected to start functioning from April 15.”
A Government Order for collecting spot fine from traffic violators has been issued, Mr. Babu said.
“The fine will depend on the kind of violation and range from Rs. 50 to Rs. 2,000. A fine of Rs. 50 will be collected for not wearing helmets, Rs. 500 for rash and negligent driving, Rs 1,000 for speaking over cellphone while driving and Rs. 2,000 for drunk driving,” he explained.
Rs. 3 lakh
A children's park has been created at the police quarters at a cost of Rs. three lakh. On the occasion, Mr. Babu presented rewards to police personnel of the green and blue brigades.
He said the green and blue brigades were launched on January 14 and helped in preventing crime to a large extent.
One week ago, a robbery was prevented at Paradharami limit and a person arrested.
Superintendent of Police, Vellore, A. Kayalvizhi said there were at least two to three cases of chain-snatching in Vellore every day.
But, with the green and blue brigades in place, there were no cases of chain-snatching now,she said.
DIG, Vellore range, P. Sakthivelu was present.
“Government Order for collecting spot fine from traffic violators has been issued”