Pune: Now, over-speeding and zigzagging on the Pune-Mumbai expressway may not go down well with Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Limited’s (MSRDC) plan of putting up a traffic management surveillance system (TMSS) in place.
With an aim to make the e-way safe for its commuters, the corporation will be installing around 84 cameras over a stretch of seven locations within next six months.
According to MSRDC, the new technology, which comes at an approximate cost of Rs63 crore, will not only help in bringing down the number of road mishaps that are increasing every year, but also send across a message to abide by the traffic norms on the 93-km highway.
Arun Deodhar, MSRDC chief engineer said, “The tender for installing the velocity camera was rolled out last month. The camera will be connected to the highway traffic police control room and will capture the image of the vehicle and send the pictures on real time basis.”
As soon as a vehicle is found violating the lane discipline or is over-speeding, the highway traffic control room will get an intimation about it. “Following which, the highway traffic police will inform the cops stationed at the toll plaza for an immediate action,” he added.
Superintendent of police (highway traffic) Rashmi Karandikar said, “One of the primary reasons for the increasing number of road mishaps on the e-way is due to over-speeding and the commuters not observing lane discipline. With the help of the new technology, we will be able to nab down the traffic violators,” adding, “This will also send a strong message among the commuters and they will have to think twice before violating any traffic norm.”