Road accidents are a cause of major number of deaths in India and to address the issue, Delhi Police, along with the backing of Maruti Suzuki, has launched a new initiative to address the issue. Using technology to reduce road accidents, Delhi Police and Maruti Suzuki have launched ‘Automated Red Light Violation Detection and Speed Violation Detection System’ in Delhi to improve road safety. The system, set up along the Ring Road, is a 14km corridor between Dhaula Kuan and Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi, covers high traffic intensity junctions and will be operational 24×7.
The new system has sophisticated radars and over 100 high resolution cameras to track presence of vehicles and violation of traffic rules. The cameras capture multiple offences–Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD); Speed Violation Detection (SVD), Stop Line Violation, Wrong-Side Violation along with the registration number of the violating vehicle.
The system automatically encrypts and transfers the data of violation to the centralised server at Delhi Traffic Police Headquarters in Todapur, near Naraina. The system facilitates generation of e-challans along with photo evidence and sends it to the violators through SMS/email/post. The system is also capable of doing data-analytics and generating trend reports for monitoring system-effectiveness and efficiency. From its launch, the system will be under the charge of Delhi Police while Maruti Suzuki along with its implementation partners – DIMTS and Aabmatica – will maintain it for two years.
The new initiative is expected to instill a culture of discipline amongst motorists and promote adherence of traffic rules. The project is the first of its kind in the National Capital Region and is aligned with Government’s focus to bring down accidents and fatalities in the country.
The initiative aims to provide safe driving experience to motorists, help pedestrians in crossing the road safely and improve compliance with road traffic rules, thereby reducing accidents and fatalities at junctions. The completely automated system, from violation-capturing till issuance of an e-challan, is expected to strengthen the rule enforcement with transparency. It is also expected to increase awareness on pedestrian safety and help in smooth traffic movement.
It’s good to see car manufacturers taking steps to improve road safety and we hope that this system is implemented everywhere in India and reduce the number of road accidents.