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221 Junctions in the City to have Automated Traffic Signals System by September-end

An IT-enabled Traffic Command Centre will monitor all signal junctions to synchronise signals across the city for smooth traffic flow.

Published: 11th September 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2014 08:36 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has asked the implementing agency, Bharat Electronics Limited, to complete installation of the Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System (HTRIMS) at the earliest.

Signals.JPGUnder HTRIMS, 221 signal junctions will be automated and centrally controlled with Area Traffic Control (ATC), synchronised signal and corridor management. Each road will have cameras to monitor traffic congestion and density. There will be an IT-enabled Traffic Command Centre (TCC) to monitor all the 221 signal junctions to synchronise signals across the city for smooth traffic flow.

Under the project, 221 traffic signals will be installed in GHMC limits _ 157 in Hyderabad and 64 in Cyberabad limits.

Municipal commissioner Somesh Kumar held a  meeting with additional commissioner of police (traffic) Jitender and others  in his chamber on Wednesday to discuss the project which is being taken up at a cost of Rs 63.61 crore.

Somesh Kumar said that in Hyderabad the process of installing 151 traffic signals had been completed while in Cyberabad in all the proposed 64 signals had been installed. Synchronisation of all the completed traffic signals is to be done.

For the six traffic signals not installed yet, the places have been changed — Adikmet Junction, Balika Bhavan, Ramchandrapuram (BHEL Junction), Patancheru Junction, Air Force Gate (Cantonment) and City College Junction.

The commissioner said that 17 of the proposed 20 variable message signage (VMS) boards directing the traffic flow have been erected and CCTV cameras installed at 215 of the 221 identified junctions. Timers have been fixed to 17 signals. GHMC and traffic police officials will inspect the 17 junctions, where timers have been fixed, on September 20. The commissioner instructed the authorities concerned to ensure working of all the timers by then.

The Commissioner directed the officials concerned to dismantle old traffic signal poles by this month-end and directed to put animations on VMS along with GHMC and the traffic police logos.

He instructed BEL, ASCI and municipal corporation officials to closely monitor the project and see that project is completed by end of this month.

BEL officials, who were present at the meeting, assured the commissioner that they would complete the pending work including the rectification and update of the software.



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