Kerala Police launches Hi-Tech Traffic Enforcement Control Room

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Trivandrum: The Hi-Tech Traffic Enforcement Control Room of Kerala Police was inaugurated today by Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy in the presence of the Home Minister, Shri Thiruvanachoor Radhakrishnan and K S Balasubramanian IPS, Director General of Police – Kerala, at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram.

In his address, the Chief Minister said that the launch of the Hi-Tech Traffic Enforcement Control Room of Kerala Police would go a long way in curbing accidents on the national highways in the State, most which are caused because of over speeding, negligence and reckless driving.

The Hi-Tech Traffic Enforcement Control Room set up in the Police Training College in the capital city will monitor the vehicles passing through some 50 accident prone stretches on the national highway across Kerala. The police will use this state-of-the-art traffic surveillance system developed by Keltron, at an investment of Rs. 40 crores, to detect, identify, and prosecute motorists who violate speed limits and traffic rules.

About 100 new surveillance cameras have been installed on these to identify speeding motorists and those indulging in reckless driving. The Central Monitoring Station (CMS) has been linked to the system through Internet to enable law-enforcers to spot speedsters in real time. Field surveillance units, an array of active magnetic sensors buried below the road, and Doppler radars have been linked to overhead surveillance cameras in these spots. When the system detects a speeding vehicle, the cameras will capture the registration number plate of the vehicle and its video and still images from different angles. This would be used to present as evidence in court.

The system would also enable traffic monitors at the CMS to retrieve the registration details of the vehicle from the database of the Motor Vehicles Department. As the system runs on optical character recognition software, it can enhance even blurred images of number plates.

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