Jakarta to have 81 hi-definition cameras of ETLE e-ticketing system

Jakarta to have 81 hi-definition cameras of ETLE e-ticketing system

A traffic condition in Jakarta (ANTARA FOTO/Aprillio Akbar/aww/ RN)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta provincial government has planned to help the Jakarta Metropolitan Police in the installation of 45 of the 81 cameras of the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) e-ticketing system across the capital city’s strategic areas.

The Jakarta provincial government had given its approval to the budget worth Rp38 billion to procure these 45 cameras of the ETLE e-ticketing system this year, Director of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police's Traffic Division Commissioner Yusuf stated here on Thursday.

"The bidding process will have been started this month," he stated, adding that funds estimated to reach some Rp61 billion will be required to procure 81 cameras to be installed and operated from the end of 2019 or early 2020.

These new cameras will be installed in strategic sites and intersections as those of Kota Tua-Gajah Mada-MH Thamrin-Sudirman-Blok M-Senayan; Grogol–Pancoran; Halim-Cempaka Putih; as well as Rasuna Raid - Gunung Sahari and Prof Dr. Satrio, he revealed.

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Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Gatot Eddy Pramono expounded that this ETLE e-ticketing system, implemented since early July, is expected to bring about a 40 percent drop in traffic accidents owing to which 500 people die on a yearly basis.

"We are upbeat about this ETLE e-ticketing system being able to reduce the number of traffic accidents in Jakarta recorded at around five thousand annually," Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Pramono stated in August.

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The capital city has continued to bear witness to a steady increase in the number of traffic accidents, and this ETLE e-ticketing system is expected to help reduce them, he remarked.

The Jakarta Metropolitan Police's Traffic Directorate has, until now, installed 12 cameras of the ETLE e-ticketing system.

The police's Traffic Management Center stated that the cameras were able to capture at least 1,134 traffic violators within nine days of implementing this system.

The cameras of this ELTE e-ticketing technology are able to capture vehicular users not adhering to the law, such as by violating the odd-even and speeding policies, not wearing a seat belt, and using mobile phones while driving.

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