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Police cameras detect 22 violators in new tunnel

Update: December, 03/2013 - 15:15
The Thu Thiem Tunnel.— VNS Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — Police in HCM City apprehended 22 speeding vehicles in one hour thanks to cameras installed along the Thu Thiem Tunnel underneath the Sai Gon River on Monday.

According to the city's Road and Railway Traffic Police Department, these violations were recorded by a system with five cameras. With the new system, violators are stopped by nearby police and escorted to a location to pay fines.

The police will also notify the localities where the violators reside and post violations on the city police's website

The 1,490 metres long Thu Thiem Tunnel, the largest underwater tunnel in Southeast Asia, opened to traffic in November. The systems will officially officially open at 6am on December 12. —VNS

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