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GMC Plans Installation of 1,455 Cameras for Comprehensive Traffic Monitoring

Under the Smart City initiative, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) is set to introduce 1,455 high-tech cameras, aiming to closely monitor and manage traffic movements across the city. The proposed project, estimated at Rs 69.9 crore, seeks to bolster the existing traffic management system and prioritize commuter safety, according to a report by TOI.

Identified through a collaborative survey by GMC and the traffic department, the selected locations encompass 43 busy intersections and roundabouts. These areas will be equipped with advanced cameras featuring pan tilt zoom (PTZ), red light vehicle detection, public address systems, surveillance junctions, and speed violation technology.

The Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) will integrate multiple systems to optimize traffic control and enforcement. It includes features such as traffic control, red-light violation detection, no-helmet detection, triple-riding detection, and automatic number plate readers (ANPR) linked to FASTag at 16 points. ANPR cameras will capture images of speeding vehicles and traffic violators, with corresponding challans sent directly to the driver’s address.

For effective monitoring of the ITMS, a dedicated command center with a giant LED screen will be established, operating 24×7 to ensure continuous surveillance and prompt action. The setup cost for the command center alone is estimated at Rs 5.5 crore.

The overarching goal of the ITMS project is to elevate traffic management, reduce violations, and enhance overall road safety. It will also be linked to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) database, facilitating efficient monitoring and enforcement.

Pending approval from the state government, this initiative is poised to significantly contribute to the development of Ghaziabad’s transportation infrastructure, providing an improved commuting experience for its residents.

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