Awakening of ‘Big Brothers’ of Bangalore!!

Miscreants will no longer be able to dodge the police by disappearing into crowds. The police will soon install 100 surveillance cameras at key locations in the city that will facilitate easier tracking of criminals. Reports a news article…

Now that’s when we say that we learn from others, it is the big reality show which must have inculcated this age old surveillance mean for the police? The technologies were available along the means, but what was lacking was the intent.

Not only for the police but installing such camera’s for Traffic management will be far more fruitful ….Just imagine all major signals on the busy Bangalore roads can have a video camera’s installed in all directions which can capture and record the signal jumping, lane cutting etc which can generate enough ‘fine’ revenue for the state and can easily ‘enforce’ the motor vehicles acts which currently is at the mercy of a traffic cop much exposed and erred with pollution, dust and the ‘outnumbering incidences of traffic violations’…RTO cops can just relax sit in a cozy air conditioned watch cabins which will have each signal monitored and will just write the fines and attach the video evidence and send the notices to culprits or even sound alerts to patrolling vans to confront the violators, gathering evidence and even scrutinizing tapes will provide immense control over the current ‘haphazard or traffic mayhems’ … cost of each camera will surely be earned within few hours via fines collected, isn’t it?

4 Comments so far

  1. M O H A N (unregistered) on February 5th, 2007 @ 10:29 am

    Its a very good boon for enforcement authorities and helps keep not only traffic offences but crime in general check too.

    There is a side effect to this – police dont clearly tell you where there is parking or no-parking area is. Offcourse they dont have resources to put a no-parking board everywhere. So, in my area i would be knowing these hotspots and avoid those but others will get the “fine” notice after a month or so, to be followed for next 4 months as the culprit would have commited the same offence till the first pay out…

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 5th, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

    Yes Mohan, that could be the reality, but serves as a barrier for those who continue to take RTO and traffic rules for ride…

  3. Chetan (unregistered) on February 5th, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

    I agree completely that the cameras is a very good thing. Implimentation of the law is what is the question. Tell me seriously, how many times recently have you seen a motorcyclis without a helmet? This rule was implemented only November 1 2006.

    The city is full of smart asses who find it a pain to be decent, that’s all. Forget about being responsible.

    best thing to do is stop a fellow road user from doing it yourself, non-defensively.

  4. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

    yes, the agents of change are truely “The people”!!

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