|Intelligent Traffic System Model Photo: EFKON India |
Intelligent Traffic System will be in place within six months of implementation. Noida Authority had invited global consultants to launch the project after getting a nod from IIT-Delhi. It will improve surveillance, reverse driving, overloading. It will cut short travel time, operational costs and incident reaction time besides improving traffic regulation. The system will also help measure traffic data in real time, detect incidents and congestion automatically and inform road users about travel time, road closures, diversions, rerouting and all major events.
|Control Room of Intelligent Traffic System Image: Daily Pioneer|
Important features would include a control room, emergency call box, message signboards, CCTV cameras, speed cameras, automatic number plate readers, VID camera and meteorological data system. The expressway will be under surveillance 24/7 which will also help curb crime on the e-way. The whole system will be monitored from a Police Control Room located at Sector 14A and will be later shifted to the building of Noida Authority at Sector 96.
Accident rate on the expressway will decline if the traffic police can strictly enforce rules along with the implementation of the ITS. Around 50% accidents occur due to lack of traffic sense among commuters, which needs to change. For the ITS to be effective, the Authority also plans to set up a Rs 36 crore Traffic Park to teach commuters traffic sense. The construction of the park will start in January next year with an aim to impart motor vehicle driving skills. It will also be a platform for officials to hold meetings and organize workshops on safe driving.
|Traffic Park along the Expressway in Sector 108 is proposed Image: Fickr|
The traffic park will be built on 8 acres near Noida-Greater Noida Expressway in Sector 108. The proposed park will be a assortment of signals, traffic lights and crossings, where the traffic police will teach the public how to drive, along with giving lessons on traffic rules and regulations. The park will also feature a motor driving training institute, training center for traffic police and an extension counter of the RTO. The park will also have a parking lot with a capacity of 200 vehicles, an auditorium and an amusement park for children who will be taught about traffic rules and driving in a fun manner.
|State-of-the-art ISBT proposed in Sector 144 along the Noida Expressway|
A state-of-the-art interstate bus terminal is also approved by Noida Authority to be built on the lines of IGI airport. The facility will be built on part of a 2.20 lakh square meters plot in Sector 144 along Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and will be completed in two years. The Authority will develop this facility on 6,000 sq m, while the remaining land would be used for commercial activities. The ISBT is expected to not only solve woes of commuters, but also boost economic activities in the region
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