Delhi Police going hi-tech

Delhi Police will go hi-tech soon by setting up a cyber highway to connect all police stations with the headquarters and an e-driven system to regulate traffic in the city.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:March 3, 2009 4:18 pm

Delhi Police will go hi-tech soon by setting up a cyber highway to connect all police stations with the headquarters and an e-driven system to regulate traffic in the city.

A process has been initiated for realising the projects and police have appointed RITES as its consultant for drawing up a road map for Rs 170 crore ‘intelligent traffic system’ (ITS) while engaging MTNL for the Rs 27.27 crore cyber highway project.

According to Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal,the cyber highway will inter-connect all police stations with district and central headquarters,providing real time information.

“This is an advanced system. The movement of information will be very fast and this will really be a quality jump once we complete this project,” Dadwal told reporters in New Delhi.

Besides all police stations and other offices of city police,Dadwal said,the ITS and 58 CCTVs covering prominent markets and Delhi borders will also be covered by the cyber highway.

The ITS will be a state-of-the-art technology,for which RITES has been asked to prepare a road map. “We are expecting to float a global tender by April for the ITS project,” the Commissioner said.

The ITS,which is likely to be completed before the Commonwealth Games,will have a massive control room,to be set up in Malviya Nagar. “Once the project is realised,we will be able to see live situation on our roads and take necessary actions,” Dadwal said.

The capital’s police has already identified 55 major roads,measuring 217.96 km,and about 200 intersections to be covered under the system which could provide better solutions for traffic management,police sources said.

“The ‘Intelligent Traffic System’ proposes to provide IT-driven solutions for the management of traffic in view of the Commonwealth Games which will be held two years later,” sources said.

Day and night online monitoring of traffic on roads and intersections will be the main thrust of the ITS using high resolution cameras.

City police has already entered into an agreement with ECIL for setting up 58 CCTVs across the capital. The CCTVs will be set up in prominent markets and 27 border points,Dadwal said.

“A pilot project is on in this regard. We are installing CCTVs in Vasant Vihar market and Gazipur border checkpost.

This is expected to be completed by the end of April,” he said.

The pilot project costs Rs 5.89 crore.

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