Traffic police acquire vehicle interceptors, tripod cameras

The Hindu Bureau

The interceptors with automatic number plate recognition will capture violations by moving and parked vehicles on the road; new breathalysers have been purchased for detecting drunk driving

Traffic police acquire vehicle interceptors, tripod cameras

Going hi-tech: Greater Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal handing over traffic management equipment to personnel at Traffic Park in Chennai on Wednesday. B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM

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Thursday, 1st June 2023
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Chennai Print Edition

The Greater Chennai Traffic Police on Wednesday deployed new vehicle interceptor system to capture violations by moving as well as parked vehicles on the road. The interceptor vehicles have automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras.

Greater Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal launched the vehicle interceptor system at the newly renovated Chennai Traffic Park near Napier Bridge. The Additional Commissioner (Traffic), Kapilkumar C. Saratkar, and other officers were present.

Besides, two patrol vehicles are attached to this system. It has a 360 degree rotatable ANPR camera enabled with a 2D radar system to capture traffic violations such as two-wheeler riders riding without helmet, triples riding, using cellphones while driving and overspeeding.

The Chennai Traffic Park built between Napier Bridge and Anna Square has been renovated by Greater Chennai Corporation along with Chennai Smart City Ltd. at a cost of ₹2.07 crore as part of a public private partnership (PPP).

Better opportunity

It is mainly aimed at giving a better opportunity for the children to know all about rules of roads and safe driving. Mr. Jiwal said the Corporation is requested to put up a schedule to bring 600 schoolchildren to the park per week.

New breathalysers

In addition to 330 breathalysers being used for detection of drunk driving offences, 50 more were purchased and distributed. The new equipment have a SIM card so that the details are sent to the server immediately and there will be no chance of any malpractice. It has better camera quality for capturing clear images.

GCTP has introduced tripod cameras that will help in live monitoring of the traffic situation from any part of the city and the same can be viewed from anywhere as it has a SIM card. It will be mainly helpful in monitoring traffic during special occasions.

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