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Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway Installs Speed Cameras

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Sixty cameras have been strategically placed along the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway with the goal of identifying instances of “sectional over-speeding” to curb speeding violations in that area.

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The traffic and road safety division of the state police has deployed 48 radar-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras at six designated spots in each direction, amounting to a total investment of Rs 3.5 crore. Additionally, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has also contributed to this initiative…

These cameras are equipped to monitor the adjacent service roads for any infractions and will automatically issue fines to the respective vehicle owners. Currently in the testing phase, the implementation of penalty notices is slated to commence shortly.

Alok Kumar, serving as the Additional Director General of Police for Traffic, Road Safety, and Training, has directed the vendors to configure the camera systems to detect instances of sectional overspeeding.

Explaining the mechanism, he stated, “The cameras will assess the average duration taken by a vehicle to travel between two camera checkpoints and ascertain if it exceeds the speed limit.” For instance, if the cameras are positioned 20 kilometers apart, with a maximum allowable speed of 100 kmph, vehicles should ideally traverse the section in no less than 12 minutes. Any vehicle detected at the subsequent camera within this timeframe will be flagged for speeding.

“This approach ensures that drivers maintain a consistent and lawful speed along the entire stretch, discouraging last-minute deceleration before reaching the cameras,” Kumar emphasized.

In addition to capturing instances of speeding, these cameras are designed to identify violations such as failure to wear seatbelts, mobile phone usage while driving, lane encroachments, and unauthorized access by non-motorized vehicles, as well as two- and three-wheelers on the highway.

While specifics regarding the exact placement or intervals between camera installations were not disclosed by Kumar, he mentioned that the police have prioritized deploying cameras in accident-prone areas like Gananguru, Channapatna, Ramanagara, and Maddur, ensuring comprehensive coverage across the entire 119-kilometer route.

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