HYDERABAD: The Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a public sector undertaking, will take up installation and modernisation of as many as 220 traffic signals under the Greater Hyderabad Muncipal Corporation (GHMC) limits.
Under the project, state-of-the art technology will be used to connect Traffic Commanding Centres with all the traffic signals. The Traffic Commanding Centres will be set up at the Traffic Control Room at Basheerbagh in Hyderabad and at Serilingampally in the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.
Following the invitation of tenders, BEL emerged as the successful bidder for this Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System (H-TRIMS).
It will execute the project in a period of five years on Design, Build, Operate and Transfer (DBOT) model.
The project cost quoted by the bidder is `63.6 crore.
The successful bidder has to not only install traffic signals but also maintain the same for a period of five years.
The entire project has to be completed in 12 months.
Once the project is completed, Hyderabad will have state-of-the-art traffic signaling on a par with New Delhi and Mumbai.
The GHMC through the Andhra Pradesh Technology Services (APTS) had floated tenders for supply of traffic signal hardware, networking, installation, commissioning and maintenance Operations of H-TRIMS Project for the Hyderabad Traffic Police.
Three bids were shortlisted including those of M/s.BEL, M/s.CMS and M/s.KELTRON.
All the three bidders submitted their technical bids and presentations a few days ago.
Once installed, these traffic signals will go a long way in helping the police maintain strict vigil