Tambaram commissioner seeks smart traffic system to ease congestion on roads

Plan to reduce traffic jams on ECR, GST Road and Rajiv Gandhi Salai

Plan to reduce traffic jams on ECR, GST Road and Rajiv Gandhi Salai

With three major roads – GST Road, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (Old Mahabalipuram Road) and East Coast Road – prone to heavy traffic congestion, the new Tambaram Police Station has sent a proposal to the government for the implementation of the intelligent management system of traffic (ITMS). ).

The proposal seeks to expand the ITMS, which has been implemented within the boundaries of Greater Chennai Police, Tambaram Police Commissioner Mr Ravi said. The three roads act as a gateway for 75% of vehicles entering the city from south Chennai. The ITMS is supposed to ensure traffic flow.

The GST road is 32 km, Rajiv Gandhi Salai 13.50 km from Kannagi Nagar to Thiruporur and the east coast road is 19 km under the jurisdiction of Tambaram Police Station. Although the implementation of the ITMS is taking some time, the police station has taken steps to regulate the movement of vehicles on the GST road between Pallavaram and Maraimalai Nagar.

Of the 15 patrol vehicles, 12 are deployed 24 hours a day to eliminate unauthorized parking of vehicles, in particular by the many businesses occupying the road. He said: “We held a meeting with merchants and restaurants where vehicles are randomly parked.”

With the police station set to add 25 more patrol vehicles, Mr Ravi said the three roads will soon have dedicated color-coded patrol vehicles – yellow for GST Road, red for Rajiv Gandhi Salai and blue for East Coast Road.

He asked traffic police officers to identify fewer signals on these roads and provide pedestrian crossings to help the public cross the roads safely. Ten new traffic police stations have been formed within the police station to help better enforce traffic rules and regulations. Only four traffic police stations were available when the new police station was formed, Ravi added.

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