Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway: 60 High-Tech Cameras Installed To Detect Over Speeding

The Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway has been in talks since its launch for multiple traffic violations, road accidents, and deaths.

In an effort to improve commuter safety, identify instances of “sectional over-speeding” by at-fault vehicles, and lower the number of speeding infractions, the authorities have deployed sixty cameras along the highway. When a vehicle exceeds the allowed speed limit, these cameras will immediately issue a traffic ticket.

At an expense of Rs 3.5 crore, the traffic and road safety division of the Karnataka police has placed 48 of the 60 radar-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras at six locations in each direction. Additionally, three locations in each direction have video cameras installed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

In order to detect infractions and automatically produce challans for car owners, these radar-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras also monitor service roads. Testing of this system is now underway, and challan issuing is likely to follow.

Alok Kumar, the Additional Director General of Police (Traffic and Road Safety and Training), told the Deccan Herald that he has given the suppliers instructions to turn on the camera systems so they can detect sectional overspeeding. These cameras are designed to determine whether a car is over the speed limit and how long it takes a car to traverse between two camera poles on an expressway. He said, “The challan will be issued automatically.”

The first expressway in South India has a 100 kmph maximum speed limit. The system records each vehicle observed at the next camera pole as having violated the speed limit if it is installed within 12 minutes. While making sure there are enough cameras positioned to cover the entire route, the police have concentrated on maintaining the cameras in accident-prone locations like Gananguru, Ramanagara, Channapatna, and Maddur.

“This will prevent drivers from braking right in front of the cameras, since they will need to keep an acceptable average speed all the way along the route,” he said in closing.

Furthermore, these cameras have the ability to identify lane infractions, seatbelt infractions, cell phone use, and illegal access by non-motorized vehicles to the roadway.

In the meantime, PM Narendra Modi dedicated the 119-kilometer road in March of last year. For Rs 8,408 crore, the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway was constructed. This project consists of five bypasses, eleven overpasses, forty-two minor bridges, and sixty-four underpasses. Six lanes make up the roadway, and on either side are two-lane service roads.


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