JAMMU: With 12 major locations covered with the technology to catch the violators, the first phase of the intelligent traffic management and surveillance system (ITMSS) is now operational in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
An integrated command and control centre managed by the traffic department is monitoring the vehicular activities, and this is expected to help the authorities to manage the vehicular flow in a better way, besides penalising the violators.
The 12 major locations covered under the first phase include Zorawar Singh Chowk, railway station, RBI Turning, G L Dogra Chowk, Panama Chowk, Jammu University Gate, Last Morh, Main Stop Gandhi Nagar, R S Pura airport, Gujjar Nagar Chowk and Valmiki Chowk.
At these locations, the system is capturing automatic vehicle number plate identification, red light violation, stolen vehicle identification besides use of mobilephone while driving, and not wearing helmets on two-wheelers, and non-usage of seat-belt while driving cars, and sending the violations data to a centralised server at the Traffic Police headquarters.
This enable e-challan generation along with photo and video evidence sent to the violators’ mobile phone through SMS, even as over speeding, triple-riding, stop line violations, and other violations will also be detected.
As many as 26 more junctions will be covered under the ITMSS in this project which was initiated in Jammu and Kashmir in November last year, it may be mentioned.