The Chennai Corporation is set to implement a transport management system for public transportation.
What’s it about: The civic body has studied 491 traffic junctions, including nearby places like Avadi and Tambaram. The Intelligent Transport Management System (ITMS) will be implemented across 165 of these locations to ensure seamless movement of vehicles and improve MTC operations. It’ll cost ₹650 crores.
- Cameras will be installed at traffic signals, road junctions, and accident-prone areas. The signals will be automated. In accident-prone areas, the cameras can alert authorities.
- At bus stops, bus tracking systems will be set up. Passengers will receive information on the arrivals using GPS. It’ll help the MTC maintain operational timings.
Tech-based approach & benefits: Real-time data captured by the cameras will count the number of vehicles. That’ll help the software that manages the traffic signals. A green corridor will help some areas have fast-moving traffic and inform motorists about traffic jams.