Taking a leaf out of Gujarat’ s page, Uttar Pradesh has proposed to replicate Ahmedabad’s Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) in the city of Ghaziabad so as to solve its traffic congestion problem.
NH 24 During a Jam Getty
The cost of the proposed ITS project is said to be Rs.151 crore approximately and will be implemented on all the three national highways in the state.
Ahmedabad is the first and only city in India to implement ITS on its ring roads and uses camera-based sensors to manage the traffic.
The sensors project vehicle density, determining automated functioning of traffic lights and thus giving advance warnings of congestion to commuters on LED display boards.
ITS in Ahemdabad. Ahemdabad Life
Ghaziabad’s average traffic speed is just about 25-30 kms per hour and even less at 15-25 kms per hour during peak hours.
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Making it tech friendlier, Ghaziabad’s ITS also envisages a mobile-based application which will disburse traffic related information and give ‘travel time prediction’ to commuters.