ANPR cameras on ECR to monitor vehicles entering, exiting city

The Greater Chennai Police have fixed eight Automatic Number Plate Reading (ANPR) cameras at Muttukadu to maintain a database of vehicles using East Coast Road (ECR), one of the gateways to city, that witnesses several accidents on a daily basis.
Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan monitoring the working of CCTV cameras ;ANPR cameras on East Coast Road
Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan monitoring the working of CCTV cameras ;ANPR cameras on East Coast Road

Chennai

City Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan launched the functioning of the cameras by inaugurating a peripheral police station, which will also function as the control room for the ANPR cameras at Muttukadu on Wednesday.

Muttukadu marks the beginning of the city police’s jurisdiction and the cameras will read the number plates of the vehicles entering and exiting the city. This will help police to easily identify the vehicles that passed by the road if required.

It may be noted that ANPR system has already been functioning in Anna Nagar and automated challans are sent to the traffic violators’ homes.

The Commissioner also launched the functioning of 209 CCTV cameras in Neelankarai and Kanathur police station jurisdictions as part of the Greater Chennai Police’s Third Eye project.

Speaking at the event, Viswanathan said that CCTV cameras were playing a crucial role in cracking the crime incidents and added that the crime rate has drastically come down compared to theprevious year.

Meanwhile, the city traffic police have requested public to make use of their mobile phone application, GCTP Citizen Services, to pay fines and to report their grievances and complaints directly to thesenior officers.

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