India planning new traffic management system for New Delhi

A scheme named “Developing of Traffic and Communication Network in NCR  and Mega Cities and Model System of Traffic Management” has been  included for implementation in 11th Five Years Plan with a provision of  Rs. 200 crore.

The scheme has two components viz., (i) Introduction of  Intelligent traffic system (ITS) and (ii) Setting up of an Integrated  Date communication Network (Cyber Highway). The scheme comprises a wide  range of novel tools for managing transport networks, as well as  services for travelers.

The project broadly includes the state-of-art  command and control centre, a city video surveillance system covering the maximum number of roads and intersections with fixed/PTZ cameras which will enable real time monitoring of traffic, assessment of road congestion, area control system, red light jumping cameras, intelligent
transport system, variable message signs etc. Phase I of ITS Project will cover the area specific to the requirement of the Commonwealth Games (2010).

The traffic Management Plan prepared and implemented by Delhi Police is based on the following principles:

Regulations: The focus of traffic regulations is to improve traffic flow on travel corridors and reduce journey time. For this purpose, traffic Police keeps studying the traffic flow, congestion/bottlenecks points and ensure possible remedies to improve traffic flow pattern.

Road Safety Education: The thrust is on training programmes for drivers, motorists, pedestrians, school children etc. both in the organized and un-organized sectors.

Engineering Solution Measures: (i) Low cost Traffic Management measures (ii) High Cost Traffic Management Measures such as implementation of Intelligent Traffic System (ITS); use of modern enforcement equipments etc. and Creative Solutions module.

Enforcement strategies: The emphasis of Traffic Police is on quality having direct bearing on road discipline and safety.

The Traffic Management Plan of Delhi Police during the rainy season includes sharing of information by Delhi Traffic Police with all civic road agencies annually regarding the roads affected by water logging during heavy rains, de-silting and repair of roads/streets;
deployment of additional manpower in the affected areas from offices and line reserves; area specific planning of diversions and implementation to ensure proper movement of traffic; dissemination of information through FM Radio etc..

The Transport Department, Government of NCT of Delhi has informed that in order to reduce congestion in Delhi roads, they have taken a decision to improve quality of public transport through extension of Metro throughout Delhi and NCR; introduction of BRT Corridors, procurement of low-floor Buses for DTC; modernization of Private Stage Carriage Service; installation of GPS based automatic tracking and monitoring system and introduction of automated fare collection system for seamless travel across modes.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Govt. of India.

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