The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started securing the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) and the Delhi Meerut Expressway (DME) with the installation of high-resolution cameras. These will help in incident detection, check speeding and general surveillance, said officials.
The 135-km EPE inaugurated in 2018 connects Kundli to Palwal, both in Haryana, while passing through Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts in Uttar Pradesh. The 60-km DME connects Akshardham in Delhi to Meerut in western UP.
“About 133 such cameras will be installed on the EPE by March next year, each one kilometre apart and alternatively one either side of the expressway. They will be able to rotate and view upto 500 metres on either side.,” said Mudit Garg, project director, NHAI.
The live feed will be routed to a control room, still under construction, at Dasna interchange. Eighty sub-control rooms along the EPE will be responsible for the general maintenance of the cameras and serve as a backup too.