itms: Speed & Face Detection: new traffic system from June 15? | News from Noida
Developed with Rs 30 crore and launched in 2014, the HTMS facility issues e-challans for speeding and lane violations. However, it can only read High Security License Plates (HSRP) and detects vehicles going up to 120 km/h. The ITMS facility will also issue e-challans for speeding and lane violations, but can detect all license plate types and speeding up to 250 km/h. In addition to the e-challan system, the ITMS has high-resolution cameras with a face detection function that will also work at night. It also has public address systems and variable message display signs through which cops can give directions or guide traffic.
SP Singh, Deputy Chief Executive of Noida Authority, said the authority has started upgrading HTMS to ITMS on the Noida-Greater Noida highway. The Noida Authority is already conducting a trial of ITMS at 30 intersections in the city and plans to install the specialized cameras at 84 intersections eventually under the ITMS project launched in July 2021. “The cameras on e- way are old, and we are upgrading them. We are also installing the public address system and other equipment. This work, when completed, will be incorporated into the trial phase of the ITMS already started in the city,” he said, adding that the ITMS will be fully functional from June 15.
The ITMS will automatically send an alert message to the Sector 94 control room if someone commits a traffic violation, allowing the control room to issue a challan and intercept and trace the offenders using its high-resolution cameras. The cameras are already there at crossroads like Charkha Chowk in Sector 94, Okhla Bird Sanctuary metro station, Mahamaya flyover and near Government Degree College, downtown and Sector 91 among others.
DCP (Traffic) Ganesh Prasad Saha said the project aims to improve road safety and reduce road accidents in the district. “The ITMS system provides faster emergency response through effective traffic monitoring and enforcement systems. Earlier, we asked the Noida authority for an upgrade of the HTMS, integrating it with the ITMS. The integration will ensure a robust traffic management system on the highway,” he said.
The Noida authority has also launched a tender for the rental of two ambulances, two hydraulic cranes and two SUVs which will be parked on the Noida-Greater Noida highway to assist people in case of an accident. There is only an ambulance, a hydraulic crane and two SUVs left. An authority official said the contract for the existing service ends next month, so a new tender has been issued. “We will rent ambulances, cranes and SUVs from a supplier. None of these vehicles should be more than three years old,” the official said.