The Safe Kerala project, which aims to lessen traffic violations and increase safety on the roads, received approval from the state cabinet. The Kerala Road Safety Authority (KRSA) and the department of motor vehicles (MVD) would be in charge of leading the project.
The goal of Safe Kerala is to combine the Motor Vehicle Department and cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to enforce traffic laws and lessen accidents. With the money approved by KRSA, Keltron will carry out the project. The project is expected to cost a total of Rs 232.25 crore.
In order to regularly (every three months) check on the functionality of the instruments and equipment established at various centres for the project’s execution, the cabinet decided to form a monitoring committee for Safe Kerala.
The committee will see to it that all cameras and other equipment utilized for this project receive annual maintenance as well as replacement of any obsolete cameras within a set time frame.
The cameras for this project will be put in locations without police cameras. It will make sure that, should the need arise, the police are provided with access to the data and feeds obtained from these cameras. Artificial intelligence will be used to operate every camera included in the project.
The inspection of automobiles on roads will stop after this initiative is completed. The current methods of traffic enforcement will be replaced with a fully automated system. Currently, the state has 726 such cameras in place. These cameras will be used to spot things like driving without a helmet, driving without a seat belt, driving after an accident (hit-and-run cases), and more.
Recently, the forest department of Kerala deployed an artificial intelligence (AI)-aided system along the highways near Thumboormuzhi, to alert and warn travelers. The newly developed artificial intelligence system is deployed on the Chalakudy-Athirapally- Malakkappara route to help in saving wildlife.