Residents of Delhi, NCR know that the traffic condition in the city could do with a complete makeover. The roads are jammed, major areas are cut off and on the whole, travelling using one’s own vehicle is nothing short of a major hassle. Now, to combat these issues and to somewhat control the traffic situation in Gurugram and Manesar, a company named NEC is stepping up and installing advanced surveillance and a traffic management system in the city. Here’s all you need to know about it.
Under the project, selected locations in Gurugram will be fitted with a variety of CCTV cameras to perform traffic enforcement and general surveillance across 115 sectors of Gurugram and Manesar. The project was proposed back in March 2019 and is expected to be implemented within this year.
To support the implementation of a comprehensively integrated video surveillance system, the organization will set up IP-based outdoor security cameras across various identified locations in the city. The video surveillance system will help in enforcing traffic discipline through the use of AI-based analytics software such as Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD).
Additionally, the system will monitor traffic junctions and other sensitive areas to identify traffic offenders and issue alarms. Subsequent e-challans (electronic fines) can then be issued to offenders who are seen flouting traffic rules with the help of these systems.
In the first phase of the project, approximately 1,200 High Definition (HD) and Ultra High Definition (UHD) cameras are expected to be deployed in over 200 traffic junctions, sending video feeds to monitoring centers 24 hours a day. The project will utilize the dedicated Optical Fiber Backbone currently being laid out by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) using robust ring network topology.
Cameras deployed in key selected locations will be equipped with facial recognition technology featuring NeoFace Watch, a facial recognition software platform by NEC, to identify persons of interest and other suspicious elements to support law enforcement efforts.
The Gurugram Municipal Development Authority commented, “The current population of Gurugram is estimated to be close to 2.5 million and is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years. We need to constantly aim and strive to work towards enhancing public welfare. We are hopeful that the successful implementation of this project will propel Gurugram into an attractive city to live, work and visit.”
NEC is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies and brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to provide solutions for empowering people, businesses and society. Headquartered in Japan, NEC started operations in India in the 1950s.