Maruti Suzuki and Delhi Traffic Police unite to make Delhi Roads safer: Jump a red light and be gifted with a challan at your doorstep

The system will monitor a 14km corridor between Dhuala Kuan and Sarai Kale Khan and is likely to be the most advanced TSM system in the country.

By: | Updated: January 9, 2018 6:05 PM

Maruti Suzuki has announced a unique tie-up with Delhi police, to further build on their efforts to make roads in India safer and better to drive on. The initiative will see Maruti Suzuki implement a Traffic Management system in parts of the National Capital. In the initial phases, the Traffic Safety Management system will be set up along a 14 km long stretch on Delhi's Ring Road corridor between Dhaula Kuan and Sarai Kale Khan covering a total 10 junctions along the route. The TSMS system will feature advanced cameras that can detect red light violations, speed violations and can even automatically detect your license plate. Maruti Suzuki claims that this system can simultaneously detect red- light violations and speed violations. What's even more interesting the system can automatically generate a challan and have it sent to the perpetrator's address.

Maruti who have been at the forefront of initiatives like this multiple times over the last few years, will set-up this part of the system and maintain it over the next two years with help from Delhi’s Traffic police who will handle its operation and implementation. The system which has been designed to work both in Delhi's fog and rain will use a 10 MP camera (as opposed to 2 MP camera which is the standard) to monitor traffic.

The idea is for Maruti Suzuki to support the Delhi Police in their endeavor to promote road safety by strengthening and bringing transparency into traffic management. Creating an environment of compliance. Maruti Suzuki will spend over Rs 15 crore on this project the MOA was signed today in the presence of Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari. The project is likely to take the rest of 2018 to implement.

In addition to this, Maruti Suzuki and Delhi Police will try to brace the project with engagement programs held across the countries schools and academic institutions to further inculcate a sense of road safety in the Indian population.

Commenting on this initiative, Dipendra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi said, "This system once implemented will give us strong evidence to make prosecution, which is a tremendous problem in traffic management, easier and more transparent."

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