Jan 1, 2014

KeralaPolice installs 100 speed cameras - expects fine of 40 crore rupees in 2014

UPDATE: Install an app called Trapster from AppStore or Playstore to get voice notification of approaching speed cams.

The Hi-Tech Traffic Enforcement Control System Inaugurated by Chief Minister of Kerala is going to take people for a ride... The integrated 24 hour control room is located at Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala could  monitor 100 camera feeds. The camera could monitor and capture number plates of  over-speeding vehicles or vehicles making traffic violations even at night. There are 100 cameras along six different highway stretches. The stretches are
  • Kovalam-Kottiyam (NH)
  • Venjarammoodu-Chengannoor (SH)
  • Sakthikulangara-Ambalappuzha (NH)
  • Alappuzha-Changanassery (KSPTA)
  • Thrissur-Kuttippuram (SH/NH
  • Palakkad-Malappuram (SH)
Image Source: Maps.google.com
The system was developed by Keltron for Rs.40 crores ( with help of some pvt. parties ??? ) . Keltron expect a fine collection of Rs.40 crores in 2014 itself. The Managing Director of Keltron, C. Prasanna Kumar told The Hindu that  Keltron would get the returns in 12 to 13 months from the revenue generated through the challans.

"From Monday 9PM to Tuesday 4pm,  2248 got fined adding Rs. 6.74 lakhs Rupees to government" reports Manorama newspaper.
If we do a quick analysis The daily average should be Rs. 11 lakhs to make Rs.40 crores in a year... So expect somewhere between 3500 to 4000 vehicles getting fined Rs.300 daily or expect the fine amount to be hiked to Rs. 1000 /-

The fine could be remitted through district payment collection centers in all districts. The Rs 300 fine should be remitted within 15 days, Rs 400 for next 10 days failing which the vehicle owner has to face court proceedings.

The fine amount can also be paid through the Kerala Police Department Online Payment System. All that is required is a debit/credit card and your vehicle number.
Image Source : KeralaPolice.gov.in
Tip: You could check traffic violation history/chargememos of any vehicle using the above link :) .

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