MADURAI: The wireless surveillance system for traffic management using sophisticated cameras and Wi-Max technology was successfully tested in the city on Thursday.
Additional Director General of Police and Commissioner, A. Subramanian, said the system would be in place within six months. The ambitious project is aimed at providing live visuals of traffic flow at 15 important junctions/streets, including Goripalayam, Arappalayam, Kaalavasal, Periyar bus stand, Chithrai Streets and Marret Streets. The technology that also provides for night vision and unlimited recording is being developed in association with I-Grandee Software Technologies.
Mr. Subramanian said that the live visuals would be available on monitors at the offices of the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Additional Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) and the Police Control Room. "Traffic snarls can be prevented as online regulation of vehicular movement would be made. The surveillance system capable of zooming down to the number plate of a two-wheeler will also help in crime prevention."
The facility would be extended to all entry/exit points of the city (check-posts), Madurai central prison, Circuit House, Meenakshi Sundareswar Temple and other vital installations in a phased manner. "A dedicated team of police personnel will be trained by experts on the operational and maintenance aspects. The hi-power cameras were water and lighting resistant. The concept was the first of its kind in the State as it was a complete wireless technology," Mr. Subramanian added.
At the demonstration held this evening, senior police officials had a live view of Goripalayam junction from Tallakulam police station. The Deputy Commissioners of Police, R. Rajaram (Law and Order) and V.H. Mohammed Haneefa (Traffic) were present.