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HCM City police to monitor traffic footage

Update: May, 04/2017 - 07:00
Information about traffic violations on the HCM City – Long Thành – Dầu Giây Expressway, now monitored by a camera surveillance system, are sent to local police for off-site citations. —VNS Photo VECE
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – Việt Nam Expressway Services Engineering JSC (VECE) this month began providing authorities video footage and photos of vehicles violating traffic regulations on the HCM City – Long Thành – Dầu Giây Expressway.

The data collected from surveillance cameras, installed on the 54km expressway in March, will be sent to local police who will issue off-site citations, according to Nguyễn Thị Hoài Phương, deputy director of VECE.

VECE will also publish the information on media platforms to raise public awareness about traffic violations.

Phương said the surveillance would ensure adherence to traffic rules, and improve safety records and service quality.

On March 10, the VNĐ800 billion (US$35.1 million) intelligent transport system (ITS) on the expressway was put into operation.

It includes 16 camera view systems (CCTV) and 52 vehicle detection systems that help identify traffic density and address accidents.

The images and videos captured by the ITS are transferred to the management centre located in HCM City’s District 9 and are monitored around the clock.

Opened in February 2015, the 55-km expressway significantly reduced the travel time to neighbouring localities.

The road now only takes travellers about 20 minutes to go from HCM City to Đồng Nai Province’s Long Thành instead of the previous one hour.

It takes just one hour instead of the previous three to travel to Dầu Giây Town in Đồng Nai’s Thống Nhất District.

Last year, an average of 28,000 to 30,000 vehicles travelled on the expressway daily.—VNS

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