Jaipur: The traffic police administration has decided to equip police uniforms and vehicles patrolling national highways in Rajasthan with cameras.
According to the officials, the cameras will be attached to the dashboard of the police vehicles and on the front of the uniforms.
The police control room officials will keep a tab on national highways through the cameras, said a senior police officer.
According to ADG traffic Pankaj Kumar Singh, a budget of Rs 1.65 has been allocated for this purpose. The cameras will soon be functional.
The traffic police officers will have to keep their cameras turned on when they are on duty. If the camera is turned off, an explanation will be sought from them, added Singh.
If any police vehicle found absent from duty, the camera will record it. In case of an accident, the camera on the vehicle and uniform will record the incident.
The officials said that the step will also curb corruption among policemen patrolling the highways.
The police administration has also passed a budget of Rs 1.77 crore for the hand-held e-challan machines in Jaipur and Jodhpur and also a budget of 35.40 lakh for e-challan machines for interceptors.