New Delhi is finally set for rolling ball to get the next generation Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) that will cost Rs 442 crore and has issued tenders to procure the speed detection cameras and stop line violation cameras required to implement the system. As of now, the cameras will be connected to the traffic control room, while a separate unit for the same is yet to be set up.
Initially, the new traffic system will be used to monitor trivial offences like vehicles stopping beyond the designated line or a traffic signal violation, in a bid to check the effectiveness of the system during the peak hours. The cameras will constantly monitor the movement of the vehicles and record the vehicles in great details, as it will be necessary to estimate the capability of the cameras to clearly record the registration number on the plates. Once the photograph of the vehicle violating the traffic signal is taken and the Challans will be sent to the registered address.
For testing the system in Delhi, traffic signals at RK Puram, Dwarka, Sardar Patel Marg, Moti Bagh, Aurobindo Marg, Barakhamba Road and ITO has been selected. Reportedly, the plan of of ITMS may be outsourced to private vendors, it will be made into a self-financing system, where the fines collected could be utilised to maintain it.