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Bengaluru now has hi-tech traffic monitoring booth

12, May, 2020

Aarti Pahwa, New Delhi

Bengaluru Police & BBMP roles out the program in association with Signpost India on PPP model at zero cost investment.

Introduction

I In a measure that will provide some relief to police personnel manning signals and major junctions across the city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) recently inaugurated 23 ‘hi-tech police kiosks'.

The kiosks, which function along the lines of traffic monitoring and managing booths, are equipped with anti-glare glass, CCTVs, multi-messaging display systems, megaphones, mobile charging points, fans, and a first-aid box.

The initiative has been taken up under a PPP model. The civic body aims to generate revenue by renting out space on the kiosks for advertisements. The civic body has planned to install such kiosks in 340 signals across the city. The kiosks are operational at Hudson Circle, Police Corner, Trinity Junction, K.H. Road, Shantinagar Junction, Cash Pharmacy Junction, Opera Junction, Minsk Square, Anil Kumble Junction, Anand Rao Circle, K.R. Circle and Chalukya Junction.

The kiosks were inaugurated by Mayor M. Goutham Kumar and BBMP Commissioner B.H. Anil Kumar in the presence of Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao and his colleagues.

Key Quotes

Police Commissioner, Bhaskar Rao commented that "Every day more than 3000 traffic officers are exposed to extremely vulnerable conditions including nitrogen oxide dispersed through vehicular pollution, noise beyond 75 dB levels, heavy dust/heat/rain/honking. On behalf of Commissionerate, appreciate the commendable efforts of team of BBMP and Signpost India to design and implementation of the program. Our team is evaluating feasibility of each location to secure minimum 180 ° view from each booth."

Shripad Ashtekar, Director, Signpost India shares his thoughts on the occasion, "We thank Karnataka Govt and agencies to believe in us to implement complex green-field project, the 27+ features will value add in the life of Police personnel and commuters at large, The entire program in these trying times will generate more than 500 local employment & works to local SME's as we always prefer to with local resources for better connect and understanding to attend the international standards in our designs and maintenance program. These monitoring booths shall be accompanied with de-attached smart static/digital panels to display commercials apart from broadcast & transmit various public / disaster management dynamic messaging ability, the program is self-sustainable through adex and a step towards making the cities future ready."

Tags :  OOH BBMP Signpost India Shripad Ashtekar Bhaskar Rao Begaluru

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