Standards For Enhanced Road Safety And Digital Enforcement Upgraded 

  • To improve road safety and reduce incident response time
  • Released by National Highways Authority of India, NHAI.
  • Upgraded Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) Standards and Specifications 2023.
  • Will enhance road safety and digital enforcement on National Highways and Expressways.
  • VIDS cameras will be replaced by the Video Incident Detection and Enforcement System (VIDES).

VIDES

  • Emphasizes the digital enforcement of traffic rules
  • It has the capability to identify 14 distinct incidents including triple riding, helmet and seatbelt violations, wrong lane or direction driving, presence of animals on the highway, and pedestrian crossings.
  • Depending on the detected incident it will alert route patrol vehicles or ambulances, generate e-challans, relay alerts to nearby Variable Messaging Boards, or send notifications through the ‘Rajmargyatra’ mobile app to nearby travellers.
  • Will be installed every 10 km along National Highways, with state-of-the-art Command & Control Centres at every 100 km integrating various camera feeds.
  • Vehicle Speed Detection System (VSDS) is now integrated into VIDES, optimizing the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.

 

  • Traffic Monitoring Camera System (TMCS) will be Positioned every 1 km on the National Highway.
  • These cameras have been endowed with advanced capabilities like automated detection of accidents and stalled vehicles.
  • Collaborating with local traffic agencies, NHAI will allocate dedicated workstations in the Command & Control Centre for traffic police representatives.
  • Provisions been made to share camera feeds over the network to enhance real-time coordination and response.
  • Will also play an active role in disaster management by providing inputs for effective planning and implementation.
  • Will provide online sharing of highway status and other important information that will help both the agencies and the highway users.
  • Also provisions implementation of Digital Highways by developing integrated utility corridors along the National Highways to develop Optic Fibre Cables (OFC) infrastructure.
  • ATMS equipment will use OFC to communicate with the Command & Control Centre.
  • Provisions are made for 5G-based communications as the coverage increases.
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