Commissionerate Police Ready To Act Tough Against Traffic Violators in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As the Odisha government has decided to strictly adhere to traffic guidelines from January, the Commissionerate Police has stepped up measures against the traffic violators in the state capital.

To identify the traffic violators, the Commissionerate Police has sought the assistance of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd (BSCL).

Talking to the media, a BSCL official said some defunct CCTV cameras in the city have been repaired while the smart traffic system has been upgraded.

He said that the officials of the Commissionerate Police and the Regional Transport Office (RTOs) will identify the traffic violators on the CCTV cameras at the Bhubaneswar Operation Centre (BOC) and penalise them through the Vahan app.

“To identify the traffic violators BSCL has set up the traffic violation detection system at 12 major squares in the city with the Red Light Violation System and Speed Violation Detection System). Apart from this, to get the detailed information of the traffic violators, efforts are on to identify the vehicle registration number through the CCTV,” the official added.

Referring to the speed limit of the vehicles, he said that the maximum speed limits in the city will be 50 kmph while the speed limits from Palasuni to Balikuda on the outskirts of Cuttack on NH-16 will be 70kmph.

Asked about the number of CCTVs installed in the city, he said the BSCL had installed 180 CCTVs of which 155 CCTVs went out of order due to the successive cyclones. “While 55 CCTVs have been repaired so far, the remaining will be made operational after the Honeywell International India Pvt Ltd completes the laying of the underground optical cable,” he pointed out.

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