Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Traffic violators beware! Commissionerate police on Saturday introduced body and dashboard cameras for traffic personnel in the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

The move is aimed at maintaining transparency and at the same time putting a check on unpleasant incidents involving traffic personnel and public at various traffic junctions.

Official sources said, nearly 240 body and 16 dashboard cameras have been pressed into service for the traffic wing of Commissionerate police in the first phase.

The cameras can capture both video and audio for over four hours and will be helpful in sorting out unpleasant situations, said Police Commissioner YB Khurania.

Khurania further stated that the electronic gadgets will come handy to ensure that all the enforcement activities are conducted in a more transparent manner as people usually think that the fine they are paying is not getting deposited with state exchequer and misutilised.

“An SOP has been prepared and already training has been given to traffic personnel on how to use the gadgets and record incidents,” Khurania added.