The Harare City Council has intensified efforts to put the Central Business District under video surveillance through the use of modern Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance cameras.
Posting through the authority’s official Twitter Account over the weekend, the City Council said it has initiated plans to start rolling out a $2 million dollar traffic surveillance project which is expected to be complete in first quarter of 2019.
In collaboration with City Parking, council has already installed cameras at Jason Moyo and Julius Nyerere, Samora Machel Avenue and Julius Nyerere among other Central Business District intersections.
The council is believed to be at an advanced stage in setting up a control room equipped with servers which will enable the authorities to have a centralized monitoring system for all the traffic cameras to be installed.
Engagements with other partner authorities such as the Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) and the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) are underway in which the City Council is proposing to adopt a core database system which links all authorities for easy tracking down of traffic offenders.
Harare is the country’s most chaotic city in terms of traffic control due to the massive increase in the number of vehicles operating in the capital city.
City of Harare has also worsened the traffic problem by failing to execute basic road maintenance practices such as marking traffic lines.