The Mumbai Traffic Police have installed high-end CCTV cameras equipped with speed detection facilities and latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology in an attempt to reduce speeding and also”cut out the late night bike race menace.”
India’s Free Press Journal reports that the installation of these cameras with speed detection ability follows a State Home Department decision to support for a trial run after many existing cameras were reported to be non-functional. A police officer told the newspaper, “CCTV footage helps solve the case quickly as the crime has already been captured in the cameras.”
It adds that Police source said that CCTV cameras installed at many locations in November 2016 have either stopped working or have a few defects in them. To fill in the void created by a batch of CCTV units, a new set of CCTV cameras with ANPR feature were ordered in a proposal sent to the Home Department.