Bhubaneswar: Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (IIT-Bhubaneswar) is set to develop software capable of detecting overspeeding vehicles. The Odisha transport department has urged the premier institute’s school of electrical sciences to make a presentation on the idea.
State transport commissioner, Sanjeeb Panda confirmed that the IIT Bhubaneswar’s school of electrical sciences has sent a proposal to develop radar technology for the detection of overspeeding vehicles in an all-weather condition. The project will approximately incur a cost of Rs 16.10 lakh.
It has been decided to set up two road safety sensitisation centres at Chandrasekharpur DL testing ground and Rourkela to improve traffic compliance. Traffic awareness vans (TAVs) will be seen in districts like Sundargarh, Ganajam, Keonjhar, Koraput and Balasore. The transport commission will develop an SOP for the use of TAVs.
Officials said that an IT tool is being developed to monitor black spot status, collect data from agencies, jointly inspect fatal and grievous injury spots, and enable people to share feedback, reported ABP Education.
The department is contemplating engaging 42 road safety assistants (RSAs) in regional transport offices for effective use of the IT tool. A proposal has also been placed for the development of an Integrated Remote Monitoring System (IRMS) to supervise different activities of IT devices available with the RTOs.