CCTV cameras to help police check traffic violations
Mohali: Due to failure by road users to follow traffic Mohali police have chalked out a plan for having eyes in sky, amid the increasing crime incidents in the district. As many as 5,000 cameras are expected to be installed at key points across the district with the help of the local administration to keep a check on the activities of anti-social elements as well as traffic violators as per the sources. Mohali currently has just 400 CCTVs and whereas Chandigarh has 2,200.
The new cameras will be installed in phases.
In Phase 1, which is going to start in a few days, new cameras will be installed at 78 chowks in the city. According to sources, 20 of these chowks in the city already have cameras.
“We will install at least four cameras at a chowk. The wider chowks can have upto 12 cameras. We have already ordered new cameras to be installed and moreover an order has been placed to repair the defunct cameras at the 20 chowks where cameras are already present,” sources said.
In second Phase the focus will on the neighbouring towns, including Zirakpur, Dera Bassi and Kharar.
“The planning for installing cameras at Zirakpur, Kharar and Dera Bassi is undergoing. A survey to finalise key areas outside the city for putting up the cameras is also in progress,” sources shared.
With less than 50 traffic cops across Mohali, road users fearlessly violate traffic rules, endangering lives.