Chandigarh: Administration has approved the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) to be implemented in city. The decision was taken during the meeting on road safety headed by Adviser Parimal Rai at UT Secretariat on Thursday.
The road safety meeting was also attended by Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal, MC Commissioner B Purushartha, Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand, Secretary Transport K K Jindal, Director CTU Amit Talwar, Secretary State Transport Authority Rajiv Tiwari and Superintending Engineer C B Ojha.
Rai also directed Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand to draft the tender document for inviting the expression of interest for implementing the ITMS in city. UT has already hired a Mumbai based consultant M/s Alia Consulting Solution for carrying out the project in city. The company has already installed the ITMS at Bangalore, said an officer. The ITMS will be implemented on all the 80 rotaries across the city at one go, said the Adviser.
What is Smart Traffic Signal Control System?
Smart Traffic Signal Control System is a system in which the traffic flow on traffic lights is regulated smartly by sensing the gravity of the flow. The traffic lights work on timers which are having uniform rate but under this system, the sensors will regulate the timers sensing the gravity of the number of vehicles approaching the traffic lights from a particular side.
In lay man’s language, the side which has more vehicles, the timer will give more time to that side for flowing out the traffic. It will sense and differentiate the low populated road and thickly populated road. According to the traffic, the timers will automatically increase and decrease the timings.
This system has set of various instruments like traffic controllers, detection sensors, CCTV cameras, ANPR cameras, timers, Solar panels, illuminators, communication network, speed governors and central server.
This all is also used for Red light stop line violation and detection system (RLSVDS). The stop line violation by a vehicle will be automatically detected by the system enabling the traffic police to send challans.
Improve road signage’s, visibility on roads: UT Adviser
During the meeting, UT Adviser Parimal Rai also directed the concerned officers to improve road signage’s, and make them visible. Rai also asked engineering department to prune the extra growth of trees covering the traffic signals. The officers also discussed that, most of trees have overshadowed the street lights and UT adviser instructed to prune the trees, wherever required to better visibility on the roads.
Adviser taking serious note of the faded or missing road markings likes Zebra Crossings and Stop line directed the engineering department officers to get them marked at the earliest.
Rai also directed MC Commissioner Baldeo Purushratha to nake the road singns more prominent and visible from at a distance. IN reply Baldeo Purushartha said that MC will be hiring a consultant for designing/planning of urban way finding signage system to convey the information to general public/road users regarding entities within Chandigarh.
UT mulls to impose Green Tax on vehicles registered in other states
UT Administration is mulling to impose the Green Tax on vehicles registered with other states. Adviser Parimal Rai has directed the officers to prepare a study report based upon the pattern of Environmental Compensation Charge imposed the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The tax will be imposed upon the commercial diesel vehicles entering Chandigarh.
UT adviser Parimal Rai also asked the MC commissioner B Purushartha to procure all details regarding the tax, study its pros and cons also to take public opinion before imposing it. Rai said that the move has been initiated after citing the rising pollution levels in city.
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