With the new emerging technologies, the traffic departments throughout the country are also implementing the use of modern techniques to make their work easier and faster. Speed cameras have been brought into use in recent years in many of the major cities in India. These cameras have proved to be of great help in controlling traffic violations in the cities where they are installed.
Recently, Kolkata has also improvised the working of their traffic department by installing speed cameras in the city.
SPEED CAMERAS INSTALLED IN KOLKATA-
The Kolkata Traffic Police Department has installed 11-speed cameras in the city. With time, the cases relating to traffic violations have increased in Kolkata. The traffic police department has been working excellently to maintain the traffic rules and punish the traffic violators there.
- The cameras have been installed in areas that are very busy with traffic on a daily basis. There will also be display boards where the cameras have been installed for the public. These areas include the Park Street flyover, Red Road, and many more.
- The speed cameras work electronically and the challans that are issued by these are also done through the internet.
- If a violator is caught on camera, then an SMS is instantly sent to the phone number of the person. The details are found using the vehicle number that is caught on the camera.
- The case is then reported to the traffic police department who ten does the needful. The report that is sent to the traffic department contains details such as the vehicle number, location, and the speed that was captured by the camera.
A Kolkata traffic police officer said, “We often hear motorists complaining of not being aware of the speed limit on the road for which they have been fined. These cameras with display boards will give motorists an opportunity to take corrective measures.”