Maruti Suzuki India has partnered with the Delhi Police department for implementation of a Traffic Safety Management System (TSMS) in the national capital. According to a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between Delhi Police and Maruti, the TSMS will be set up along the Ring Road corridor that stretches from Dhaula Kuan to Sarai Kale Khan, a distance of about 14 kilometres. An amount of Rs. 15 crore will be invested by Maruti Suzuki towards the establishment of the TSMS.
The TSMS was signed in the presence of concerned authorities including Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, and Shipping and Water Resources and Anil Baijal, Lt Governor of Delhi. Amongst the other dignitaries present were, YS Malik, secretary (Road Transport & Highways), Amulya Patnaik, commissioner, Delhi Police and K Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti Suzuki claims that the TSMS project is the first of its kind in the capital, which is in accordance with the focus of the Central Government to make roads safe and minimize fatalities. The highlights of the TSMS include advanced cameras such as Red Light Violation Detection System (RLVDS), Speed Violation Detection System (SVDS), and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system. Capturing red light violations as well as speed violations simultaneously will be made possible by these camera systems. Once the violation is detected, the cameras will record the vehicle registration number and send the information to the data server and the police control room. The violator will be issued an e-challan for fine, once the data is generated.
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Maruti Suzuki asserts that this initiative will go a long way in supporting the Delhi Police with regard to promoting road safety by strengthening and bringing transparency. This will facilitate the enforcement of traffic regulations and create a culture of compliance. In all likelihood, the project will be operational in the next one year. Maruti Suzuki and Delhi Police also have plans to engage with academic institutions and social groups to disseminate awareness on traffic enforcement systems and safe driving practices in the area. The MoA confirms that Maruti Suzuki will also maintain it for two years, while Delhi Police will take charge of the commencement and operation of the system.