Sri Lanka to test automated traffic management system

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will soon test an automated traffic offence management system using closed circuit television with number plate recognition capability in Colombo under the planned Western Region ‘Megapolis’ project, an official said.

Use of an efficient traffic enformenent system with CCTV cameras is one of the projects that will be implemented to improve transport in the ‘Megapolis’, said Dimantha De Silva, senior lecturer at the University of Moratuwa and Megapolis transport planner.

“We have got approval for the traffic law enforcement pilot project which will be done in 11 locations with automated traffic management using CCTV with number plate recogniton capability,” he told a forum. 

Under the planned system, to be done in 4-5 months, notices of fines for traffic violations will be sent to the homes of offenders, he said at the forum held by the French Embassy and French Agency for Development.

The Megapolis transport planning team is looking at removing traffic bottlenecks and improving capacity at intersections as part of short term solutions to manage the city’s worsening congestion, De Silva said.
(COLOMBO, March 06, 2017)

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