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By the year-end, the city traffic police will install 100 more closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) for better traffic management. At present, 179 Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras have been installed at various junctions across the city, and are being monitored by Traffic Management Centre and the new set of 100 cameras would enhance our performance, says Additional Commissioner of Police B. Dayanand.

“Work for installing CCTV cameras at identified junctions has begun,” he said.

Police have identified 353 more junctions where CCTV cameras will be installed in a phased manner. This will help us monitor violations and manage traffic, and monitor police personnel deputed at the junction, a senior police officer said.

With cameras installed at junctions, we are planning to phase out police personnel deputed there so that they can be used for other important duties, he added.

With the high definition cameras we can monitor any violations through the TMC and slap fines on the motorists who violate traffic with the help of recorded evidence.

We have found increasing number of motorists following traffic rules even at junctions where policemen are not present. This is due not only due to increased awareness among motorists but also due to strict enforcement, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic East) M.N. Babu Rajendra Prasad.





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