Traffic signal synchronization has begun in the city by the Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) at feasible junctions.
Story so far: This will reduce the amount of time that vehicles must stop at intersections by matching the timing of the green lights at each intersection. According to BTP authorities, this method may have reduced the signal wait time by at least 30 to 40%.
- A one-kilometre section of the Outer Ring Road (ORR) between Kamakya Junction and Ittamadu Junction via Kathriguppe Junction underwent synchronization on Monday evening.
- Synchronization has also been tried in Jayanagar 4th Block from Geetha junction to Canara Bank junction, on J. C. Road from Minerval Circle to Town Hall, and on Rajkumar Road from 10th Cross to the entrance of Rajajinagar.
Saving time: The police have been experimenting with signal synchronization, and they have experienced success. Previously, commuters had to wait at every signal, but now they can pass at least two or three signals without having to wait.
- According to Kuldeep Kumar Jain, DCP (Traffic), West division, the average cycle used to take two to two and a half minutes to clear this stretch of the ORR, but now it saves road users an average of 70 to 80 seconds.