28-05-2017 10:00 AM | MIND Correspondent | My Indian Dream
No more youngsters can indulge into rash driving and speeding at Marine Drive. With ANPR installed it will monitor the vehicles violating law.
Marine Drive is considered as one of the best spots for outings in Mumbai and because of it sea side road, youngsters are amused to ride or drive on the road. But taking into consideration the over speeding of bikes on this road, now BMC has decided to install large metal girders with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) on the dividers. Residents of Marine Drive have also welcomed this move so that traffic police can keep a track of speeding vehicles. Speeding vehicles also leads to many accidents. Even while initially when the project commenced, resident were a bit apprehensive about the erection of massive arms but after enquiry their worry was put to rest and the residents welcomed the move. Now, police plans more such cameras installed at other locations in the city.
As per a report published in The Times of India, Anil Bhatia, a resident of D Road and part of the Marine Drive Council, said the cameras had become a necessity with changed times.
"At 8am on Thursday, vehicles sped across, much beyond prescribed limits. As one cannot have authorities stand on the stretch 24x7 to curb speeding, such checks by the cameras can be beneficial," said Bhatia.Another resident, Mahendra Hemdev, said, "Speeding of bikes is a serious problem and the cameras should be helpful. Traffic cops should increase punishment so that there are no repeated offenders," said Hemdev.
After these cameras start working, traffic police will constantly monitor the rash drivers or over speeding vehicles and e-chalans will be generated by detecting vehicle number plates.
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