Over 700 cameras installed on national, state highways to capture traffic offences


CR Krishnakumar

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Thiruvananthapuram: 95 per cent of closed circuit cameras installed on national and state highways and major roads in the state will be operational from April 1. Earlier, Keltron handed over 726 cameras to the Motor Vehicles Department at a cost of Rs 235 crore. Keltron will also assure its installation and maintenance for five years.

The AI-powered cameras are designed to capture traffic offenders who drive without a helmet and seatbelt, use a mobile phone while driving, rash driving and so on. Further, 18 cameras will capture violations of traffic signals in busy junctions.

Additionally, the vehicle of the MVD will have four automatic camera systems. The camera installed inside the vehicle will capture images of traffic violators and transmit to the control room. Currently, MVD needs a person on the ground to operate the cameras.

Except for the cameras installed on vehicles, all other cameras are powered by solar energy.


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