Ghaziabad’s integrated traffic system focuses on 58 intersections
The Municipality of Ghaziabad has decided to implement the Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) as part of the state Smart City mission to regulate and control the flow of traffic in the city.
The company has prepared a detailed project report for the project – the cost of which is estimated ₹48 crore – and is awaiting approval from the state government, after which work will resume on the project.
City Commissioner Mahendra Singh Tanwar said: “The DPR for the project has been completed on the instructions of the state administration and once it gets final approval, we need a month to start. to work on the project. The DPR needs some minor edits but is more or less finalized. The entire project will be built using funds granted under the state’s smart city mission. »
As part of the ITMS project, the DPR has suggested the inclusion of 58 major road junctions across the city where there is an urgent need to ensure smooth traffic flow. The DPR proposed that different systems such as traffic control system, traffic enforcement system, red light violation detection system, helmetless detection system and triple driving detection systems , among others, are put in place.
The list of 58 intersections includes Dabur Chowk, Kaushambi (near Wave Cinema), Sahibabad Mandi, Kalka Garhi Chowk, Hapur Chungi, Saur Urja Marg, Buddh Chowk (Vasundhara), near UP Gate, near Hindon Air Base, Kala Patthar (Indirapuram), CISF Chowk, Green Valley T-point near Vasundhara, SRS cinema junction at Indirapuram and ALT cut among others.
On September 24, 2019, Ghaziabad was selected as one of seven cities in Uttar Pradesh eligible for an annual grant of ₹50 crores for five years under the state’s smart city mission.
The decision was made by the UP cabinet. Other cities with municipal corporation selected for the project include Meerut, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Mathura-Vrindavan, Firozabad and Shahjahanpur.
Earlier in 2019, the Ghaziabad Development Authority also proposed a similar project, which included electronically operated traffic lights, surveillance cameras to track criminals and red light jump detection systems, to be operated. centrally from a command and control center. However, the project was abandoned for various reasons.