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CCTV-ITMS in Smart City Dharamshala

From our correspondent Shri Lalit Kapoor

Dharamshala, November 05, 2020:

Shri Rakesh Kumar Prajapati, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, had launched the CCTV-based Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) at Dharamshala on November 05, 2020. NIC had developed ITMS, which is integrated with the eChallan application of the State Government. It was implemented on a pilot basis in the Smart City of Dharamshala, District Kangra Himachal Pradesh. ITMS plays a key role in shaping the city traffic management to the next level by reducing traffic violation. This system aims to eliminate the need for physical deployment of law enforcement officers on theroad and works on a 24x7 basis. Shri Vimukt Ranjan, SP Kangra, has been the moving force behind this initiative.

ITMS covers Over Speed Violation Detection System (OSVD), Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) System, No Helmet Detection System (NHDS) and Triple Riding and various other traffic violations in real-time. ITMS uses artificial intelligence to manage traffic and nab motorist flouting traffic rules including bikers travelling without helmet.

Deputy Commissioner, Kangra inaugurating the ITMS at Dharamshala
Deputy Commissioner, Kangra inaugurating the ITMS at Dharamshala

Online payment facility is integrated through HimKosh and enables citizens to make online payments for compunding the eChallan. The facility of SMS is integrated into the system to provide status of delivery to the authorities for further appropriate action.

The District Administration appreciated the efforts made by NIC in implementation of the project. Once the pilot project is fully functional, more locations in Dharamshala Town, other Subdivisions and Districts of HP is planned to be taken up. Shri Bhupinder Pathak, DIO Kangra and Project Coordinator, with his team, provided the requisite support in its customization and implementation.