Cuttack, Aug 31: The Odisha government has planned to install cameras at 738 places identified as black spots and accident-prone areas on national highways, state highways, and other roads.
The state government has outlaid a budget of Rs 300 crore for the project and Rs 50 crore has been sanctioned in the first phase with a target to complete the project by March 2024. For the first time in Odisha radars will be installed to detect overspeeding, drunk driving, and driving without seat belts, said an official of the transport department.
Around Rs 28L to 29L will be spent for the installation of the radar system in one place. Every activity will be controlled by radar - right from capturing photos of vehicles to sending challan to vehicle owners through the Intelligent Enforcement Management System (IEMS).
The radar system will identify and impose fines on traffic violators without physical checking of vehicles by police and transport department personnel, the official added.