Kerala HC allows state govt to pay Rs 11cr to Keltron as part of AI camera project

Updated: Sep 18 2023 9:42PM

Kochi, Sep 18 (PTI) In a relief for the ruling Left government in Kerala, the High Court here on Monday permitted it to pay state-run electronics company Keltron over Rs 11 crore as the first installment for installing and operating the artificial intelligence (AI) cameras aimed at detecting traffic violations and reducing road accidents.

A bench of Chief Justice A J Desai and Justice V G Arun allowed the state to make the payment as the cameras have already been installed, they were working and challans have been issued.

"Keeping in view the fact that cameras have already been installed by the concerned respondents (Keltron and other private companies) which are working and challans have been issued, we permit the state authorities to release the first installment to the tune of Rs 11,79,11,440 in favour of KELTRON.