The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is planning to install the digitally enhanced radio frequency identification gates at the major entry points in the Kathmandu Valley.
RFID will be installed and will enable officials to track the movement of vehicles as they pass through the entry points of the valley. Tok Raj Pandey, an officer of DoTM informed the media saying, the digitally enhanced radio frequency identification will read the information from the radio frequency chips embossed in the vehicles number plates.
The department is agitated about presenting the technology after the government in August this year made it mandatory for four-wheelers to have marked the number plates by July 15, 2018.
An embossed number plate will have the RFID device embedded in it. As per the DoTM official, the marked number plate system will help track the location of the vehicles, curb vehicle theft and also reveal tax details of such vehicles.
According to the preliminary report, the gates will be set-up at five different entry points of the Kathmandu Valley which includes Nagdhunga, Sanga, Tinpiple, Pharping, and Jorpati. As per the DoTM official, the department has already identified the exact locations where those digitally enhanced radio frequency identification gates would be installed and it is now in the process of acquiring land for the purpose.
The department is also currently working to establish RFID gates at five different locations across the country, as per the DoTM official. The gates will be assembled by Bangladesh-based vendor – Decatur Tiger IT, which is also responsible for supplying marked number plates for vehicles.
Pandey said, “No wonder these gates will help police track the vehicles of fugitives and know about their locations. These gates will come in handy for proper traffic management.”
He further said these high-tech gates would be more effective when there would be plenty of such gates in the Valley and other major cities across the country. “We are installing RFID gates in the preliminary phase. Once we succeed in the first phase, we will set up such gates all over the city.”
The department coming up with the idea of RFID gates will help catch the runaway criminals and prevent other kinds of illegal activities.
Reference: The Himalayan Times