Bashinformsvyaz will install more than 600 road safety cameras in Bashkortostan
PJSC Bashinformsvyaz, a subsidiary of Rostelecom PJSC, announced the implementation of the largest digital road safety project in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The company will install 609 road safety cameras on hazardous road sections in 62 municipalities of the region.
This project is implemented in accordance to the state contract signed with the State Public Institution “Transport Directorate of the Republic of Bashkortostan” based on the auction results. Bashinformsvyaz will provide maintenance service for the system during the five-year period, following which the control will be transferred to the Republic.
The system will allow law enforcement agencies to monitor the situation on the main transport routes. In addition to exceeding the speed limit, road safety cameras will record the movement of vehicles along roadsides, sidewalks, bicycle and pedestrian paths, as well as driving in the oncoming lanes and tram tracks. Information from the road safety cameras will then be sent to the Centre for Automated Recordings of Traffic Offenses of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
“The Republic unfortunately ranks fourth among Russian regions in terms of the number of fatal road accidents, and we hope road safety cameras will help to tackle this issue. We expect that these cameras will help to improve driving, halve a number of accident clusters compared to 2017, and most importantly, reduce the mortality from road accidents by 3.5 times. "
“As an active promoter of the region’s digital transformation, Bashinformsvyaz is implementing the largest road safety project in Bashkiria by developing a regional road safety system that is compatible with other subsystems of the Safe City complex. The first cameras will be installed on the Republic’s roads by December 1 this year, and we expect the system working in full in the second quarter of 2020.”
“162 road safety cameras have been already installed in the Republic and the number of accidents reduced in these areas. Some traffic accidents are still recorded but no serious consequences.”
The installation of this system is aimed at improving the road safety across the region. The introduction of similar systems in other regions contributed to a decrease in road traffic accidents by an average of one third, as well as halved the number of victims of road accidents.
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PJSC Bashinformsvyaz, a subsidiary of Rostelecom PJSC, is a major telecommunications operator and digital services provider in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The company’s telecommunication networks cover all populated areas of the region. The company provides customers with a wide range of modern services, including high-speed Internet access, cable and digital IPTV, as well as local, intra-area, long-distance and international telephone communication services. As it continues modernising its telecommunication networks and constructing new fiber-optic lines on the territory of the Republic, Bashinformsvyaz can provide its communication services to the largest corporate clients with extensive infrastructure.