India: Gurgaon city to get ‘intelligent’ road infrastructure

Article contributed to TN by Stephen Longden from SBD.

Police in Gurgaon plan to install liquid crystal display (LCD) screens at major intersections as part of an IT-driven system to streamline road traffic during the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

‘The screens will provide information about traffic at the next intersection, alternative routes and parking lots. This is part of the Intelligent Traffic System (ITS),’ said Police Commissioner S.S. Deswal.

A traffic police official said that ‘intelligent’ traffic lights and variable message signs (VMS) would be the focus of the system.

‘Currently, we have traffic signals with prefixed timings. In the intelligent signalling, there will be sensors fixed on roads which would read the volume of traffic on the road on the basis of which the signals would turn green and red,’ he said.

Also, the system will have a device to scan registration number plates.

‘With this we can know whether the vehicle has been used in any criminal activity. Data of such vehicles will already be stored in the device,’ the official said.

Via: Sify.

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