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Speed radars to be installed on national highways in Rajasthan; drivers to be fined for overspeedng

Speed radars will be installed first on Jaipur-Bhilwara-Udaipur highway. After its successful implementation, they will be installed on other national highways passing through Rajasthan.

January 15, 2019, 9:59 am

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Jaipur: Vehicle drivers over-speeding on national highways in Rajasthan won’t be able to go scot-free now. The Rajasthan government is planning to install speed radars with CCTVs to detect speed of cars and other four vehicles including trucks and buses. As soon as a driver is caught overspeeding, a challan will be generated and delivered to his or her home. Speed radars will be installed first on Jaipur-Bhilwara-Udaipur highway. After its successful implementation, they will be installed on other national highways passing through Rajasthan. The Rajasthan police department had prepared a proposal in this regard. The proposal has been given a green signal by the Rajasthan government. A budget has also been allocated for the project. On the Jaipur-Bhilwara-Udaipur highway, cameras will be installed at 18 places between a stretch of 400 km. For the first phase in which CCTVs will be installed between Jaipur and Bhilwara, the government is planning to spend Rs 9 crore. Overhead panels will be installed under the project. Each panel will have three CCTVs which will detect a vehicle’s speed. It the vehicle is found overspeeding, a challan will be registered. The challan will be delivered to the registered address of the vehicle owner who wil have to pay penalties for overspeeding. Overspeeding is a major cause for accidents on national highways in Rajasthan. The Jaipur traffic department is already using a similar system to detect overspeeding on JLN Marg  in the city.

First published: January 15, 2019