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Soon, ‘Smart traffic signals’ to reduce commuters’ waiting time on Indian roads

Bangalore: In order to reduce congestion on the road and reduce commuters’ waiting time, a plan to install ‘smart traffic signals’ is under consideration.

According to the report published in Rush Lane, these signals will reduce the unnecessary waiting time of the commuters on the roads.

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is planning to invest Rs 72 crores in Bangalore in this project. If this project is proved to be successful, these signals will be installed in other Indian cities too. These signals can reduce waiting time by almost 30 percent.

It may be mentioned that earlier, JICA had installed such signals in countries like Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Here is how these signals work

Currently, traffic signals work on a fixed timer. The commuters have to wait for a fixed amount of time irrespective of the number of vehicles at the junction.

Smart traffic signals are different. It considers the number of vehicles at the junction before turning into red or green. These signals will work on sensors which will be installed on the road to analyze the traffic flow.

It may be noted that such traffic signals are likely to be installed at 29 junctions in Bangalore.

Soon, east Delhi-Noida travel will be a breeze, elevated road approved

The Noida authority on Thursday approved a proposal to build an elevated road over Shahdara drain, providing seamless connectivity to motorists between east Delhi’s Chilla area in Mayur Vihar and Noida expressway.

The 5.5-km-road is expected to remove traffic bottlenecks on the two-kilometre stretch which passes through Noida sectors 14A, 15A and 16A between Mayur Vihar-I and Noida expressway.

Since the drain is owned by the Delhi government, the authority will have to seek approval before undertaking construction.

“The elevated road will also save nearly 600 trees, which had to be cut if we would have widened the Delhi-Noida Link Road. We will request the Delhi government’s irrigation and flood control department to give us permission for this project, which will decongest Delhi-Noida Link Road and benefit motorists,” said Sandeep Chandra, chief engineer of the Noida authority.

The Noida authority had earlier proposed the elevated road over the drain in 2012 and had got a detailed project report prepared but, the project did not take off as the Delhi government did not give permission.

Shahdara drain passes through Noida sectors 15A, 14A, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 38A.

Noida authority approves plan to build road over Shahdara drain

The authority will have to seek approval from Delhi government’s irrigation department before starting construction. It will remove congestion between Delhi and Noida e-way

Earlier, a traffic committee headed by the Noida authority’s chief executive officer (CEO) Alok Tandon had suggested to the UP government that an elevated road above the Shahdara drain can help in reducing congestion.

Funds for project

In a boost to the project, the UP State Bridge Corporation Ltd has proposed to build the road and offered 50% funds. Officials said rest of the cost will be borne by the Noida authority.

“The authority officials said the corporation can apply when there is a call for tenders but, the UP Bridge Corporation wants to take up this project without a tender, as it is a government agency. Therefore, the PWD has written a letter to them, saying that if the project is to given to the bridge corporation without tenders, it will pay 50% of the cost,” said Chandra.

The elevated road is expected to cost Rs 650 crore.

Soon, travel from #Delhi to #Chandigarh in two hours

New Delhi, July 31 (PTI) The Indian Railways is going full steam to achieve the target of covering the 245-km long Delhi-Chandigarh distance in flat two hours despite many curves on the proposed semi-high speed route.

The Delhi-Chandigarh corridor, one of the busiest routes in north India, is slated to be first semi-high speed project being taken up by the state-owned transporter to run trains at maximum speeds of 200 kmph with French help.

There are about 10 major curves spanning over 32 km on the existing Delhi-Chandigarh rail route.

The public transporter will not go for land acquisition required for straightening up several curves on the Delhi- Chandigarh semi-high speed corridor and instead opt for slowing down while negotiating the track, according to the railways.