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Project Aims at Deterrence and Safety of Human beings: DC Aashika Jain

July 05, 2024 09:54 AM

SAS Nagar: Rolling out the Installation of City Surveillance & Traffic Management System in Mohali city at Chowk 7/8 lights crossing, near Gurdwara Sri Amb Sahib, on Thursday, MLA Kulwant Singh said that the project is aimed at curbing traffic violations, Hooliganism, Illegal Activities and other crimes especially against women by maintaining a centralized monitoring on 18 busy junctions of SAS Nagar.

Expressing a big thanks to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann for turning the project from papers to reality, the MLA said that it was a long pending demand of the city residents to enhance safety and security standards in the city like Chandigarh that has been met today.

He further said that worth Rs 17.70 Crore project would be completed in a record three months and he wishes that the Chief Minister would dedicate the project after completion. He said that Mohali is developing and growing rapidly and it is our first and foremost duty to add to its beauty by providing better infrastructural facilities like rotaries at roundabouts, widening of roads, enhanced green cover and a safer and more secure environment to the residents.

Reiterating his commitment to developing SAS Nagar (Mohali) as one of the most beautiful and dream destinations, he said that he would leave no stone unturned in his efforts. The MLA expressed gratitude to the Punjab Police Housing Corporation, DC, SSP and other officers involved in the process for making the dream true of installation of Cameras.


Special Director General of Police-cum-Managing Director of Punjab Police Housing Corporation, Sharad Satya Chauhan under whose supervision, the project is being launched, added that the City Surveillance and Traffic Management System would prove a unique platform for safety and traffic management in the city. He said that it would curb habitual traffic violators by making available the opportunity to cancel their Driving Licenses as the record of traffic violations would be online with the police.

Besides, the system would also introduce an e-challan as well as a virtual court by providing an online payment gateway without the need for lawyers and court premises. Deputy Commissioner, Mrs Aashika Jain said that being the head of the District Road Safety Committee, the District Administration is committed to ensuring road safety besides preventing causality and injury on roads in the city.

The initiative of City Surveillance and Traffic Management System is not aimed at mere challaning of traffic violators but rather to inculcate a sense of deterrence and sensitization to adhere to traffic rules, said Deputy Commissioner Mrs Jain adding that the habitual offenders have to face challans, in case they don’t care of rules.


She said that the installation of Red Lights Violation Detection Cameras, Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras, Pan, Tilt and Zoom Cameras would be a major relief to the city traffic police.


She said that she hoped the system after getting functional would prevent causality, and injury on city roads for pedestrians, cycle riders and two-wheeler riders. SSP Dr Sandeep Garg while elaborating about the functioning of the coming up City Surveillance and Traffic Management System said that it would cover 18 locations on city roads with over 400 cameras besides two speed detectors on Airport road.


The Central Command and Control Room being set up on the top floor of Sohana Police Station would be the main control room that would monitor the feed of these four types of cameras (63 Red light violation Detection Cameras, 216 Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras, 22 Pan, Tilt and Zoom Cameras and 104 Bullet (surveillance cameras) Cameras besides two-speed detectors).


The Pan, tilt and Zoom Cameras can see any object by zooming in up to 200 meters. Red Lights Violation Detection camera can automatically record the Zebra Crossing Front line jumpers. Similarly, Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras would read the number plate by taking its’ digital format besides tracing out the route of vehicle snatches, which will further help the police in controlling and monitoring crime and criminal activities.


The officers present on the occasion included ADC (UD) Damanjit Singh Mann, SDM Mohali Deepankar Garg, Chief Engineer, PPHC Ranjodh Singh Manhas, DSP Harsimran Singh Ball and Jaswinder Singh Executive Engineer.

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