Saturday, April 14, 2007

BTRAC-2010 to lessen traffic woes

BTRAC-2010 to lessen traffic woes
DH News Service Bangalore:
Director General of Police Srinivasan, on Friday stressed the need for evolving an integrated system, involving electronic gadgets like Traffic Monitoring Cameras (TMC) to check crime rate and minimise the traffic woes.

He was addressing a gathering in the City after inaugurating the five TMCs at Public Utility Building. The TMCs have been installed under Bangalore Traffic Improvement Project-2010 (BTRAC-2010).

Biggest challenge

“Management of smooth traffic flow is the biggest challenge in Bangalore. Those in power have failed to evolve an action plan for streamlining the traffic. Hence most of the roads are too congested. BTRAC-2010 aims to lessen the traffic woes and ensure smooth traffic flow,” he stated.

Commissioner of Police N M Achutha Rao hoped the new system will facilitate the identification of law breakers and streamlining of traffic.

Bangalore Traffic Improvement Project-2010 aims to automate and improve the traffic management system. The Rs 350 crore project includes the establishment of a modern Traffic Management Centre (TMC) with connectivity to Traffic Monitoring Cameras (TMC), Modern Traffic Signals (MTS) and Variable Message Systems (VMS) to analyse traffic situation online, take decisions and give feedback to public.

First phase

As a first phase, five TMCs have been installed on Friday at Surjan Das Road-Airport Road Junction, Airport arrival Road, ISRO junction, Manipal Hospital Junction and Bommanahalli Junction. Electronic City Industries Association (ECIA) has funded the installation of these cameras.

These cameras are connected to TMC at the 13th floor of PU Building. The display system is similarly available to the DCPs and Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) at their chambers.

ECIA has procured the system at a total cost of Rs 28 lakh.

Additional 45 TMCs, signal monitoring and management of nearly 200 signals, wireless control room, a full-fledged 24X7 Traffic Helpline (call centre) and many other facilities will be added soon.


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