New traffic system likely to launch in a week | Guwahati News
GUWAHATI: High technology Integrated traffic management system (ITMS) to monitor and control the movement of vehicles through traffic lights and CCTV cameras, which was due to start in parts of the capital before Independence Day, has been delayed due to unfinished software and is expected to launch within a week.
The first phase of the Rs 80-crore project will cover 20 of the city’s 95 junctions and the remaining junctions will be covered in the second phase.
“Work on the software part of the project is currently underway. The center was set up at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central), opposite the CID officer, in Ulubari. It is almost ready and will be launched within a week,” sources from Guwahati Smart City Limited (GSCL) said.
Initially, the consortium of Technosys Security Systems Private Limited and Onnyx Electronisys Pvt. Ltd, which was awarded the Rs 80 crore project in March by the GSCL, will help the police service operate the ITMS and hand it over to the police service when the project is complete.
After the project is completed, traffic violations including jumping at a red light, missing a helmet, triple driving, driver on the phone, and missing a seatbelt will be detected through the traffic analysis, which is part of the project.
Previously, GSCL planned an Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) in 2020 to deal with traffic issues in the city and issued a tender for the project. However, the case remained pending due to a Gauhati High Court case and the authority later dropped the plan.
The HC, while hearing a PIL filed by attorney Rita Das Mazumdar in 2016 on traffic issues in the city on August 4, proposed a three-officer panel to do a comprehensive assessment of traffic congestion in the city. city and suggest ways to manage it manually.