Surveillance cameras to be used on Sinamale' bridge next year

Transport Ministry has revealed that the surveillance cameras currently being installed on the Sinamale' Bridge will be put to use next year.

Sharing information on the Ministry's work on their 'Saigadi' program, Assistant Secretary of the ministry Hussain Nazeer said the ministry is working jointly with Maldives Police Service to install the cameras on the bridge. However, some changes are necessary before the cameras are installed, said Nazeer.

"Now that we are about to install surveillance cameras, we need to bring change to the license plate designs to ensure that the cameras can read the plates. We are currently in discussion on the matter. There are numerous such issues that we need to address, for which discussions are currently ongoing," said Nazeer.

77 surveillance cameras will be installed on the Sinamale' Bridge and its adjoining highway.

"Since these are speed cameras, when a person rides or drives over the speed limit, a slip will be prepared by the time he gets off the bridge. There is no way around it. When investigating the accidents that occurred on the bridge, we found that most accidents are the result of exceeding the speed limit", said Nazeer.