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Nigeria unveils two-year plan to install CCTV cameras at transport hubs, bus stops 

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras over the course of the next two years in important transportation hubs, such as freight yards, taxi parks, bus stops, and interchanges.

The recently published Lagos State Transport Policy, which describes a number of measures the government took to address the city’s interconnected mobility issues and meet its transportation objectives, goes into detail about this program.

The expanded deployment of CCTV cameras at important transportation hubs throughout the state is highlighted in Section 4.5 of the policy, which focuses on traffic control.

The administration intends to start implementing a number of significant traffic management strategies immediately over the course of the next two years.

A section of Table Increased Use of CCTV stated, “Install CCTV at all transport interchanges, stations/bus stops/taxi ranks, at freight yards and aboard vehicles; and in the vicinity of interchanges.”

The transportation strategy also emphasizes how important CCTV cameras are as an addition to the suggested contemporary Traffic Control Center (TCC).
The strategy states that these cameras will activate Automatic Incident Detection (AID), which will drastically cut down on incident response times and improve traffic management’s overall effectiveness.

Navigating Lagos’s Transportation Future: A Closer Look at CCTV Integration and Enhanced Safety Measures

Furthermore, the information gathered from CCTV footage will be crucial in assisting with the creation and execution of efficient traffic management plans as required.
According to the transportation strategy, authorities will be able to promptly respond to shifting circumstances and resolve problems as they emerge with the use of this real-time data, resulting in improved traffic flow and fewer interruptions.
Lagos’s improved Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), along with the deliberate use of CCTV, are meant to make the city’s traffic control system more flexible and responsive.

The policy states that this system will eventually make Lagos a model for urban transportation management by enhancing road safety throughout the state, improving the commuter experience, and cutting travel times.

The proposal states that the Lagos State Government will create the Lagos Transport Police (LTP) within two years in cooperation with the Nigerian Police with regard to the use of these CCTV cameras and related equipment. This new unit will be essential to improving the safety and effectiveness of Lagos’ transportation infrastructure.

In addition to keeping an eye on and protecting transportation-related assets, machinery, and infrastructure (including those still under development), the Lagos Transport Police will also be in charge of setting up a central control center to manage the CCTV system.
In order to guarantee extensive surveillance coverage, local control centers will also be established inside of Lagos’ principal interchanges.

Moreover, the policy specifies that the use of CCTV cameras is a component of more comprehensive measures, such as the use of Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Automatic Incident Detection (AID).
These innovations aim to improve state authorities’ emergency response capacities, enabling more rapid and efficient action in the event of an incident.
The Lagos State Government hopes to improve commuter experience and state-wide traffic safety by implementing these cutting-edge devices into the transportation network, making it safer and more effective overall.

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