|Ninety more traffic surveillance cameras and security cameras in HCM City districts will be connected to the city's Traffic Surveillance and Control Centre to handle traffic hot spots.—VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY — Ninety more traffic surveillance cameras and security cameras in HCM City districts will be connected to the Traffic Surveillance and Control Centre, according to the city’s Department of Transport.
Since last year, the city has installed 131 traffic surveillance cameras and 100 cameras to measure the number of vehicles in traffic hot spots.
The city’s Traffic Surveillance and Control Centre has connected 713 traffic surveillance cameras to the system.
Since the beginning of this year, the department has shared data recorded from cameras with the Traffic Surveillance and Control Center.
The data is also shared with the city’s Command Centre, Road and Railway Traffic Police Division, and Tân Sơn Nhất Airport Command Centre.
From now until the end of the year, the city will use fees from traffic violations to install more than 90 traffic surveillance cameras.
In addition, city workers will upgrade the city’s traffic portal and digitise the database and management information system of the centre.
Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, deputy chairman of the city’s People's Committee, has directed agencies to connect security cameras at office buildings and residential area to the Traffic Control and Monitoring Centre.
According to the city’s Traffic Safety Committee, HCM City has 21 "black spots" for traffic accidents, an increase of five sites compared to last year.
In the first six months of the year, the city had 1,669 traffic accidents, a decrease of 115 against the same period last year.
Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of the city’s People's Committee, has directed departments to come up with solutions to solve black spots.
They were also told to review 28 congestion sites in the city and eliminate two or three of them by the end of the year, especially those at Tân Sơn Nhất airport and Cát Lái Port. — VNS