Tvm: Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy launched the Motor Vehicle Department’s Intelligent Enforcement Automation System for Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode cities at the MVD headquarters at Trans Towers here on August 09, 2011. The Rs.5 crore project enables automatic capturing of traffic offences which will be streamed to the control room at Trans Towers and also to Deputy Transport Commissioner's offices in Kochi and Kozhikode.
Speaking after commissioning the system, the CM said that automated systems like this would have to be looked into for strict enforcement and funds were not a problem for implementation. He also added that modern technology should be adopted for enforcement of rules as conventional ways of checking vehicles often led to complaints of hardship to motorists and road users.
The high capacity surveillance cameras installed at various junctions across the city will record the offence along with the registration number of the vehicle. The MVD inspectors and officials have been given PDAs (handheld devices) which can connect remotely to the RTO database server, to verify the authenticity of the vehicle records and driving licence and also to generate electronic challans. The MVIs can also check on previous traffic violations and penalties.
In the first phase, Kowdiar and Overbridge junctions have been covered in Thiruvananthapuram phase and 15 PDAs have been issued. In the next phase, 12 junctions including Technopark junction (Kazhakuttam) will be covered and 60 PDAs will be given. The project, funded by the Department of IT, Govt. of India, was conceptualised by the Kerala State IT Mission.
Kerala IT News
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