Lt Guv for better traffic management in Delhi

Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 00:11

New Delhi: Underlining the need for better
traffic management, Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna on Wednesday
suggested introduction of intelligent traffic system on the
lines of one installed in the Bus Rapid Corridor in South
Delhi.

Khanna said the city must have a improved traffic system
to overcome the problem of slow traffic and streamline the
vehicular movement.
Khanna was speaking after visiting the Operation
Maintenance Centre of Delhi Transport Corporation in Kashmere
Gate.

The state-of-the-art Centre has been set up to streamline
the movement of DTC buses across the city through IT-driven
communication network. All the low-floor buses will be fitted
with GPS systems and the centre will manage their movement
through data received through GPS devices.

"We will have to modernize the traffic management,"
Khanna said.

The Delhi police had planned to carry out major overhaul
of the traffic system by introducing IT-driven Intelligent
Traffic System (ITS) before the Commonwealth Games last year
to monitor and streamline vehicular movement but the project
was yet to be implemented.

The police had identified 55 major roads, measuring
217.96 km, and about 200 intersections to be covered under the
system.
The traffic signal system in the BRT corridor between
Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand Flyover was developed by Delhi
Integrated Multimodel Transport System, which is a Delhi
government entity, in cooperation with Delhi IIT.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 00:11
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