Monday 11, 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
In view of keeping an eye on accident-prone locations of Uttarakhand, the transport department has approached the Central Government for financial assistance in the installation of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to monitor the situation at such locations. Recently, the state government has given its nod to the department for the installation of the ANPR cameras at the entry points of Uttarakhand. The deputy transport commissioner Sanat Kumar Singh informed that the department initially proposed the installation of these high tech cameras at entry points of the state to prevent tax discrepancies and to maximise the tax recovery in the state but added that it will be extremely helpful to other departments too. “Besides helping in taxation, the cameras will also be helpful in road safety as it can be used for surveillance, enforcement of traffic rules and identifying traffic rules violators at the entry points of the state. The data procured through these high tech cameras will also be useful for other bodies like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) department and enforcement bodies,” stated Singh. He informed that in the first phase of the installation, the department will install nine cameras at entry points in the state and two in internal areas. In the second phase, the department will install the cameras in various highly accident-prone areas of the state. “For the camera installation in the first phase, we have received the budget from the road safety fund. We have aimed to complete the installation by the next year. For the second phase, the department has approached the central government for assistance and as soon as we get the required help, we will execute our installation plan for the second phase,” stated the commissioner.