Kar launches green brigade to check traffic pollution

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Bangalore, Sept 14 (UNI) Karnataka has put on road ten additional mobile pollution checking vehicles to make pollution control more effective in the state.

Talking to newsmen here today state Transport Minister N Cheluvarayaswamy today said the vehicles were equipped with gas analysers and smoke meters to check vehicles which emit excess smoke.

The gas analysers were being used for measuring hydro carbon and carbon mon oxide emissions and smoke meters would be deployed to measure density of smoke emitted by vehicles.

These vehicles would be used by the Green Brigade formed by the transport department to maintain clear environment, he said.

Mr Cheluvarayaswamy said that the department has also introduced mobile interceptor vehicles in the city to book offences like over-speeding, helmet-less driving, reckless driving, lane violation and signal jumping with evidential photographs by using laser cameras.

The surveillance camera with zoom and tilt and 300 hours recording, a high pitch wailing siren with PA system fitted on the vehicle could help in decongesting traffic in peak hours in addition to capturing the live video for traffic analysis later on, he said.

He said the department is also using the on-board latest Alco meter for checking drunken driving.

This data and the picture cannot be modified or tampered and is very effective in disputes and court cases, he said.

The German-made mobile set up could be set up in a few minutes for catching the offenders, he said.

It is possible to generate offenese challans on the spot along with proof of offence using portabale printer, in addition to processing the offence in the back-office, he said.

The entire hi-tech equipments are housed in Gama model BS-III vehicles, he said.


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