Guwahati: To make city roads safer and to capture the traffic violators automatically, the capital city of Guwahati to roll out an integrated traffic management system (ITMS), covering some 94 traffic junctions in the city from Tuesday.
In December 2022, the Guwahati Smart City Limited invited bids for the request for proposal for selection of system integrator (SI) for the implementation of ITMS in the city.
Under the project, traffic lights and CCTV cameras were installed in at least 22 junctions out of the 94 traffic junctions. Soon other traffic points will be covered by ITMS in a phase wise manner.
The control room of the traffic management system has been set up at Ulubari here. The estimated time of completion of the work was August 2023 and over 1,000 cameras will be installed along with Adaptive Traffic Control System.
What’s ITMS? How it works:
The primary goal of ITMS is to utilize information technology to modernize key functions of traffic management, traffic control, traffic law enforcement and traffic information dissemination in the city to build a safer city with smooth traffic flow, informed road users and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of road traffic infrastructure.
With ITMS, the overall burden of traffic on the roads will reduce and it will result in greater journey time reliability for the citizens and local businesses improving overall productivity levels.
Area Traffic Control System (ATCS)
ATCS is a dynamic vehicle actuated traffic control system which adapts signal timings automatically based on the real time traffic demand at intersection. Adaptive traffic controller use data from vehicle detectors and optimize the traffic signal timings and plan.
This Controller is having features to perform at isolated intersection or as part of a synchronized network of Intersections. The Controller supports remote monitoring and management of Signal plans over various medium of communication network.
A Traffic Enforcement System is also a part of the ITMS which is an end to end solution that automatically detects the violating vehicle by using appropriate non-intrusive sensors technology.
The system is capable and configurable to complete the automation of the challan processing / printing process with manual verification. This shall automatically capture the relevant information of vehicle and integrate it with the vehicle database.
Besides, the CCTV cameras installed at junctions to monitor and record all activity at intersection will help authority to draft plan and take decision for better use of road infrastructure. Moreover, with face recognition application support real time video processing, it can track the specified persons (identified by Authority) and match a suspect / criminal photograph available in database.
As per the traffic police department here, the ITMS will automatically identify a vehicle violating any traffic rules like jumping of Signals, not wearing helmets, not wearing seat belts, using mobile phones while driving or riding, etc and will issue an e-challan immediately.
On Tuesday evening, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to inaugurate the ITMS in the city.