Waking up to the worsening traffic scenario in Jammu, the government has decided to refurbish the existing regulation system with installation of hi-tech detection devices across the city.
As per sources, the government has proposed to install more traffic signals, high-tech Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) systems at around sixty (60) locations in the city.
"Technical Vetting of the modern traffic system to be installed in Jammu is going on with technical consultants examining all aspects. Soon after considering all parameters and vital requirements, the system will be put in place", sources in the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) informed Greater Kashmir.
They said that the latest high-tech traffic system will not only keep a check on traffic violations but also strengthen security as any vehicle plying without Registration Number will be immediately traced.
"Several rounds of meetings between Traffic Police authorities and the JMC officials have already been held, and very soon, the project will be executed" sources claimed.
The spots for installation of the advanced traffic signals as well as Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) systems have been identified by the Traffic Police, while the project will be executed by JMC, sources further informed.
"We have identified around sixty (60) spots at different locations of the city but however, during the first phase, our priority will be to put in place the advanced system at thirty four (34) prime spots so that traffic is streamlined, violations are checked and security is strengthened", IGP Traffic, Viplav Chowdhary told Greater Kashmir.
As per sources presently there are thirty (30) traffic signals in the city, while among these several have been installed needlessly, which will also be relocated under the refurbishment plan.
Sources said that initially the traffic signals as well as Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) systems will be installed at thirty locations in the city and its outskirts.
"In the second phase and as per the availability of funds, the other spots identified by the police will also be covered", sources added.
Apart from this, Pedestrian Lights and Zebra crossings, which are still nowhere in Jammu, will also be put in place under the project, sources in the JMC said.
They said that the existing traffic signals in Jammu will also be modernized for improving the traffic regulation system.