Berhampur, August 28 (LocalWire): With the inauguration of the Rs 3.71-crore Integrated Traffic Management System of Berhampur Municipal Corporation, the traffic system in the Silk City turned high-tech.

The state’s urban development, drinking water and panchayati raj minister Pratap Jena inaugurated the system here today.

‘It’s a unique project where three major problems of the city – traffic, crime and traffic rule violation – can be solved with a single system,’ said the minister.

The system will help in real-time monitoring of movement and congestion of traffic as well as violation of traffic rules, he added.

The command and control centre, located at BeMC office, live feed at the office of Superintendent of Police, Berhampur and Regional Transport Offices, Ganjam can detected the violations.

The system was mooted by the civic body because of the constant traffic jams in the city during peak hours.

Installation of solar-based LED traffic light, CCTV cameras at strategic locations, automatic detection of traffic rule violations are some of the features under ITMS.

Integrated cameras at five main traffic points would be installed, said BeMC commissioner, Chakravarti Singh Rathore. In the first phase, it has been installed in Kamapalli, Tata Benz, PVN Rao Petrol Pump, Gate Bazar and Courtpta junctions.

‘Information of violation will be sent to the system automatically.

The system is capable of capturing the number plate of vehicles and details can be identified from e-Vahana system of the government,’ he added.

BeMC proposed to install around 100 CCTVs in strategic locations of the city, that will be integrated with the system and the minister also laid its foundation.

BeMC has proposed to install around 100 CCTVs in strategic locations which are likely to operate in two months, said the commissioner. Around Rs one-crore would be spent on the city surveillance network, he added.