Traffic Automation Centre to monitor traffic violations in Mangaluru

June 21, 2017 12:44 am | Updated 12:44 am IST - Mangaluru

The city police inaugurated the Traffic Automation Centre, which is modelled on the lines of Bengaluru’s Traffic Management Centre, here on Tuesday.

The city police are keeping a tab on traffic violations using CCTV cameras installed in 30 different locations in the city. Personnel watching the footages will take an image of the violator and then send a notice imposing a penalty on the owner of the vehicle. In case of repeat offenders, action will be taken to impound driving licence too.

Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Hanumantharaya said 126 CCTV cameras have been installed in different parts of the city. Of this, 93 CCTV cameras, installed in 30 different locations, are being used for traffic management and enforcement.

Mr. Hanumantharaya said images from these 93 CCTVs will be viewed by police personnel on video screens. Images of the violators will be captured and forwarded to the personnel, who will issue notices imposing a fine and post it to the vehicle owner.

Apart from CCTV cameras, traffic police will be using 16 hand-held devices for recording traffic offences. The traffic policeman on the road will take an image of the violator and send it to the Traffic Automation Centre for issuance of notice imposing a fine.

The fine can be paid either to the traffic policeman with the hand-held device or at the Traffic East, Traffic West, and Traffic North police stations, Mr. Hanumantharaya said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) K. Shantaraju said ₹1.39 crore was spent towards the purchase of 75 CCTV cameras and setting up of the Traffic Automation Centre. This was done under the Phase II of the M-TRAC (Mangaluru Traffic Improvement) project, he said.

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