Wednesday , 30 September 2020

Improving Road Safety Infrastructure

In a bid to curb signal violations on city roads and reduce accidents caused by them, the Chennai Traffic Police is planning to install RLVD cameras on arterial roads in the coming months. This will be in addition to the ANPR cameras planned at signals.

Integrated Traffic Management

The Maharashtra government, in a serious bid to improve traffic movement has worked out a bouquet of initiatives including integrated traffic management system attached to CCTVs which will be subsequently integrated to e-challan. The state government has proposed 5,000 CCTV surveillance cameras to curb street crimes and traffic offences. Vinay Korgaonkar, Additional Director General of Police (Traffic), Maharashtra, said, “The objective of the project is to reduce the human interface to curb traffic violation with the launch of an integrated traffic management system.” The project being implemented by the state home department will eventually see 10,342 cameras.

The key features of the ITMS project include non-intrusive traffic detection technology with 4D radars, signal synchronization based on speed and density of vehicles, and origin-destination analysis of vehicles for better traffic planning.

Speaking on the project details, Korgaonkar said, “An intelligent traffic management system will be an amalgamation of technologies like sensors, CCTVs, and 4D radars, which may be deployed. The project will ensure that the signals in a corridor will be aware of the traffic situation at each junction and optimize time through synchronization for smoother vehicular flow.”

There will be a signal and sensor at junctions. The sensors will detect movement, measure the density of vehicles, and use software to decide on signal synchronization.

The ITMS will reduce the need for manual policing and traffic regulation and include an automatic number of plate recognition capability and license plate number detection.

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation recently introduced real-time data-driven Integrated Intelligent Transport System (IITS). As part of IITS project, Automatic Vehicle Location System/ GPS was also installed on 448 buses that make 4,000 daily trips. The system helps track the vehicles’ routes and check if they have sped away without stopping at any of the designated bus stops. Some of the other key modules include an Automatic Vehicle Location System, Passenger Information System, a mobile application for citizens, a Command and Control Centre, an incident management system, an Automatic Fare Collection System, Planning and Scheduling Management and Business Intelligence systems, among others. The control room is located at CBD Belapur.

Along with ITMS project, NMMC had also came up with an app which can inform every passen ger about when a bus is arriving, if it is on time or if there has a breakdown,” informed Municipal Commissioner, Annasaheb Misal. The Corporation also launched a Navi Smart Card that can be used for ticketing and shopping too.

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