SRINAGAR: Traffic police authorities along the Udhampur-Banihal highway stretch have installed high-end Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras equipped with night vision capabilities.

Rohit Baskotra, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) for Traffic National Highway Ramban, highlighted the significance of camera installation, saying it will ensure enforcement and regulation.

“We have installed night vision-enabled high-end cameras on those points which witness the traffic congestion. The points include Dalwas, Mehar, Jakhani Chowk and other places,” he said, adding that the cameras have been installed at strategic locations so that they can give a view of at least 3-4 kilometres.

Rohit said the functioning of the cameras will be monitored by the traffic control Ramban, and that with the help of these cameras, the field agencies will get to know where exactly they have to reach to address any issue arising due to traffic jams, accidents or breaking down of any vehicle.

“The cameras are strategically positioned at multiple locations along the particular stretch to facilitate smoother traffic management and address congestion effectively,” he said.

SSP Traffic NHW Ramban underscored the significance of these cameras in addressing hit-and-run cases, saying they serve as a valuable tool for tracking down vehicles involved in such incidents.

Currently, 10 cameras have been installed, with plans to add more soon, he said. “We are looking to expand the coverage by installing cameras at an additional 5-6 locations, thereby further enhancing traffic regulation and enforcement,” the SSP added.

He said that the initiative signifies a proactive approach by the authorities towards leveraging technology for ensuring safer and more efficient travel experiences along the Udhampur-Banihal stretch.(KNO)

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