Bangalore Initiates Smart Traffic Signal System Based on Japanese Technology to Tackle City’s Traffic Woes

Bangalore Initiates Smart Traffic Signal System: Bangalore ranks second among cities with the slowest traffic in the world. City dwellers spend more than half of their commute time in traffic signals and vehicular congestion. City dwellers spend 260 hours a year on the road. According to the TomTom Global Traffic Index report, vehicular traffic is less in the outer part of the city compared to the central part.

Bangalore Initiates Smart Traffic Signal System Based on Japanese Technology

BENGALURU: To solve the capital city’s traffic problem, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DLT) will soon launch the Japan technology-based Area Traffic Control System (ATCS) smart traffic signal system.

Bangalore is one of the fastest-growing megacities in the country. The number of vehicles is also increasing according to the population of the city. About 2,000 new vehicles are hitting the roads every day, and the number of vehicles in the city has crossed the 1.25 crore mark.

There are about 44 thousand traffic intersections in the city, of which 400 intersections are controlled by pre-timed traffic signals. Traffic police are managing traffic at 500 signals.

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ATCS project was announced in 2014 to solve the traffic jam. However, the work on the project started in July 2021. The work was expected to be completed and the project operational by October 2022. However, the work got delayed due to some reasons.

DLT officials in consultation with city traffic police have installed ATCS at most of the traffic junctions. Japan’s Management of Origin Destination Related Adaptation for Traffic Optimization (Moderato) technology-based ATCS is expected to reduce the traffic problem.

The work on the smart traffic signal system, designed with the grant and technical assistance of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is almost complete. Networking work to integrate the signals is in the final stages and ATCS will be operational soon, DLT officials said.

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The signal will operate automatically based on the vehicle calculation:

A smart traffic signal system has been designed at 28 major junctions with technical assistance from Japan’s Nagoya Electric Works Company to reduce unnecessary waiting time for motorists at signals. The traffic signals at these junctions will operate automatically according to the traffic flow and the inconvenience of waiting for motorists will be avoided.

Advanced technology remote sensing cameras and sensors embedded in smart traffic signals count the number of vehicles on the road and send messages. Traffic signals act based on this message. Arrangements have also been made to change the signal to facilitate the movement of emergency vehicles like ambulances.

ATCS has been installed at 28 junctions of MG Road, Hosur Road, and Old Madras Road. Queens Statue Circle, Anil Kumble Circle, Kaveri Arts and Craft Circle Mayo Hall, Webbs Junction, Trinity Circle…, Trinity Church Road, Begum Mall, Adigas Junction, Manipal Centre, Kamaraj Road, Shivajinagar Intersection Junction, Opera Junction, Ashirvadam Junction, Ashirvadam Junction Police Station Junction, Ashokanagar Junction, Mother Theresa Junction, D’Souza Circle, Garuda Mall Junction, Hasmot Junction, Kensington Oval Junction, Tamarai Kannan Junction, Anjaneya Temple Junction, Old Madras Road and Adarsh Theater Junction, Swami Vivekananda Station, Old Male Drass Road And a new system will be launched at the double road junction.

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