BENGALURU: After a series of measures to ease traffic at major intersections and roads, the city traffic police are now getting ready to crack down on violators of traffic rules.
At important junctions in the city, where traffic is heavy, the police have installed high-end cameras that will capture traffic violations and send an alert to the registered mobile phone to pay up the fine along with a 5-second video for proof.
The Bangalore traffic police have introduced an Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) to check for violation of rules and to improve traffic. If vehicle users break traffic rules, an e-challan will be sent to the mobile phone of the owner of the vehicle. If a response is not received, the police will send a notice straight to the vehicle owner’s door within 24 hours. The only way out of this will be to pay the fines in court.
So how does the ITM system work?
- High-resolution cameras with day/night vision work 24/7 a day and throughout the year.
- The cameras will capture a short video and photo of violations, including jaywalking.
- An alert is sent to the registered phone along with a 5-second video and a QR code to pay the fine.
- If the fine is not paid, a notice of non-payment of fine will be sent directly to the vehicle owner’s address.
This new camera technology has already been implemented at 50 important places and the police plan to expand it soon.
“We have started the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS), and this is the second stage of the automated challan generation system. In the new system, the violation can be captured automatically, and it goes to the server and immediately sends an SMS to the person who violated the rules. This system is helpful for establishing contact without human interference. This is a transparent system, and in the first phase, the new system has been installed at 50 junctions. The violation recording system will capture more than 50,000 violations in the initial stages, and it will be reduced in the coming days after public awareness”, said Dr M A Saleem, Special Commissioner of Police for Traffic in Bengaluru City.