A feather in traffic man’s cap

Published: 27th December 2012 10:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2012 10:51 AM   |  A+A-


In a month’s time, the Traffic Management Centre and all traffic offices will be shifted to Infantry Road. In fact, from this place, the whole city’s traffic will be monitored, as the plans to connect all security and traffic CCTVs together under the video wall system will become a reality soon.

Speaking to City Express, M A Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Traffic says, “Our IT team is working towards creating the video wall and as and when we shift, the technology will also be in place.”

This will be the first police department to have such a management centre.

The four storied building will have Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic and Security) office, ACP Central, DCP traffic East administrative office and  automation enforcement centre. The building has been constructed under the B-TRAC project at a cost of `18 crore by the Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation.

As far as tackling the rising traffic snarls and crime is concerned, this management centre is going to play a very important role.  The centre will have  huge screens which will constantly show footage captured by various CCTV cameras.

Moreover, there will be a 36x10 screen in the middle and two 18x10 screens on either side.

The surveillance cameras, digital cameras and enforcement cameras will be directly linked to the screens to help the traffic police understand the situation

on the roads as well to prevent crime and catch criminals. The Bangalore Traffic Police (BTP) has also won the Golden Peacock Award for Innovative Product/Service for its B-TRAC project, on January 21, early this year. With the new year approaching and the BTP shifting to a new place, we wish they add more feathers in their already loaded cap.

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