Bangalore police goes hi-tech

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Bangalore, June 19 : Information Technology capital Bangalore added one more feather to its cap, by becoming first city in the country to set up the state of the art technology surveillance cameras at vantage points of the city.

This attempt is to streamline the city's vehicular density and to counter the terrorism threats. Traffic police is all set to get boost with the installation of these surveillance cameras.

Talking to ANI in an exclusive interview the Additional Commissioner Police (Traffic), Bangalore Praveen Sood has said the surveillance cameras and online connectivity would boost the capabilities of the Bangalore police to maintain traffic and movements.

To be set up under phase one of the B-Trac project, the cameras are expected to make Bangalore's traffic management system 'intelligent and efficient' through IT enabled initiatives.

These high-end cameras are capable of covering a radius of one and a half kilometers from the junction and can rotate 360 degrees. These cameras are linked to the Traffic Management Center where the monitoring is done.

This data is also available on the internet as well as GPRS enabled mobiles, so that the common people can see the live updates about the traffic. Software's installed in the traffic Management center will allow to alter the timings of signals at any junction depending on the traffic density portrayed by these cameras.

Inputs from these cameras can be useful in tracking the pattern of road user behavior, traffic violations and to ascertain required improvement measures for any traffic junction.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government promised in its manifesto that they would take specific initiatives to streamline Bangalore's choking infrastructure. By Kestur VasukiANI)

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