Sixty Cameras Installed on Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to Detect Over-Speeding

Sixty Cameras Installed on Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to Detect Over-Speeding

Sixty Cameras Installed on Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to Detect Over-Speeding

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In a bid to curb accidents and enhance road safety, 60 cameras have been installed on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway to detect vehicles exceeding speed limits. These advanced cameras will identify over-speeding vehicles and automatically generate traffic challans.

The traffic and safety wing of Karnataka police has installed 48 out of the 60 cameras, which are Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, strategically placed in six spots in each direction. Additionally, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has installed video cameras in three other locations.

“These cameras will detect the time taken for a vehicle to travel between two spots on the expressway and if it is lower than the permissible limits, that means the vehicle was traveling at high speed. The challan will be issued automatically,” explained a traffic official. The maximum speed limit on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway is set at 100 kmph, and drivers are now required to maintain this average speed to avoid penalties.

This initiative marks South India’s first expressway and has been implemented following a surge in accidents and traffic violations. Notably, state-run KSRTC buses have been observed traveling in the wrong direction on this road.

In response to the safety concerns, the NHAI dispatched an expert committee in July last year to review and inspect the expressway’s safety features. The 119-km expressway, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March last year, was constructed at a cost of Rs. 8,408 crore. Of its total length, 52 km is a greenfield segment with five bypasses designed to reduce traffic congestion. The project includes 11 overpasses, 64 underpasses, five bypasses, and 42 small bridges, with six lanes and additional two-lane service roads on both sides.