Noida: Smart traffic signals to reduce jams at 3 key intersections from March 20

By City Spidey
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Posted: Mar 13, 2019

In a bid to help move traffic with ease, the Noida Authority is all set to implement adaptive traffic signal system at three major intersections (From Rajnigandha crossing to Chowda chowk) from March 20 following its successful testing. In this regard, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Noida Authority, Alok Tandon, approved a presentation on the project on Tuesday.

Earlier, the authority ran a pilot project on the same corridor from March 7 to 9 for which it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 16 this year. The first phase of the project, carried out by an IT firm Junckit Systems Pvt Ltd, indicated a successful 50 per cent reduction (hold over/delay) during peak traffic hours in the evening and a 20 per cent reduction during peak hours in the morning at these intersections.

In the second phase (April onwards), the dedicated team will further enhance the system from the current, traffic-to-signal interface to the signal-to-signal interface (It means the first green signal will indicate the following/upcoming signal of the green window generated so that it too turns green) on the same stretch. Besides, pollution sensors will also be placed at designated intersections to check the air quality index (AQI).

Prateek Singh, a commuter, said that it is good that Noida Authority is doing something concrete to deal with traffic jams. "Most of the traffic signals are not working. As a result, encroachment on roads becomes common. But with the introduction of vending zone policy, implementation of this system will better the traffic on roads," he added.

Talking to City Spidey on the subject, Sanjay Jha, SP traffic said the city traffic congestion is becoming a headache for all but with the help of this system, people will get to drive easily on roads. "Soon the public will see the result of the project," Jha added.

Adaptive traffic signal system or 'smart signals' help in creating signal-free green corridors through cloud-based data of congested areas via Google map.

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