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MSRDC to invite bids for high-speed surveillance on Mumbai-Pune expressway

Monday, 3 March 2014 - 6:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

The spate of accidents on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway has finally made the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), to take some concrete steps to keep the speedsters under check. After a year, the corporation has invited bids to get surveillance system by way of installing high-speed, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on the expressway.

In June 2013, dna had reported MSRDC's plan to install full-fledged highway surveillance and safety system to nail down the traffic offenders and decrease the rate of accidents.

As per the latest development, a total of 84 high-speed cameras will be put up at regular intervals. Costing Rs63.8 crore, the idea is to record vehicle details like registration number, car make, model and type, etc. violating traffic rules and book them for their acts.

"The department of science and technology, which comes under the University of Pune has designed the software for the same which will be integrated with the cameras. The cameras will be able to record details even during monsoon," said an MSRDC official.

The MSRDC aims to bring down the accident rate by 90 per cent on the E-way. In the last decade, there have been over 400 deaths due to accidents on this road, the reason behind most is human error.

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