Sunday, January 3, 2010

Advanced Traffic Monitoring System in Delhi before Games

For Delhi’s traffic management, the police is going hi-tech route. With the Commonwealth Games in October, Delhi Police is initiating a slew of modernization projects in 2010, with special emphasis on using state-of-the-art gadgets to enhance security and improve traffic management.

According to the plan, the police will install intelligent traffic system (ITS) on the routes that would be in use during the Commonwealth Games for effective monitoring of traffic. In the first phase, 87 roads covering about 210km of road length and 220 intersections will be covered. There are also plans to start e-challaning scheme.

The traffic police is also in the process of acquiring modern enforcement equipment
like hand-held radar runs with night vision facility, lux meters and driving simulators.

Before the Games, 58 important markets and 27 border checkpoints across the city will be secured with CCTV cameras. An integrated communication network (cyber highway) is being established for use in convergent services and a central command operations control room called C4i is being set up at the police headquarters for use during the Commonwealth Games and beyond. The C4i will be linked to all the staff on the ground and subsidiary bases on wireless sets, tetranet, mobile phones and landlines.

An automated fingerprint and palm identification system, the first for the country, will be installed at 135 police stations in the city to provide inkless scanning, paper data capturing, transmission and query of rolled finger and palm prints.


The process of issuing biometric identification cards for security reasons to all taxi drivers operating at IGI Airport kicked off on Saturday. Delhi Police commissioner YS Dadwal said the scheme will be extended to all taxi and auto drivers in the city before the Games. The IDs will ensure security of passengers hailing cabs and autos in the city that is expecting a huge influx of foreign and domestic tourists during the Commonwealth Games in October.

There are a total 2,557 taxi drivers at the airport, of which Delhi Police has verified antecedents of 2,260 drivers. ‘‘We are starting trial runs of the biometric IDs for taxi drivers at the airport and are in the process of extending this to all the 28,000 taxis and 55,000 autos in the city before the Games,’’ Dadwal said. The PSV badge-cum-biometric cards will be issued to drivers by the transport department after verification is carried out by the police.


Rajesh said...

Trafic Monitoring System

Radars are used to identify and track fixed or moving objects.
We can use radars to develop a Trafic Monitoring System.
Low cost radars, Like used by Traffic police to control Speeding vehicles, could be installed at high traffic areas, the data from these Radars can be sent in Realtime to a centralised server where it can be analysed using a software programm and broadcasted using Internet.
This information can then be used to divert traffic to alternate routes in case of traffic Jams.