|New Delhi: The capital’s traffic system is in for a major overhaul before the Commonwealth Games in 2010, with Delhi Police planning to put in place an IT-driven Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) which will monitor and streamline vehicular movement.
Dedicated lanes for athletes for traveling from Games village to various venues, live monitoring of vehicular flow, installation of “intelligent” cameras at intersections — police believe this state-of-the-art system will help them solve the problems of congestion.
The capital’s police has already identified 55 major roads, measuring 217.96 km, and about 200 intersections to be covered under the system which could provide better solutions for traffic management.
“The ‘Intelligent Traffic System’ proposes to provide IT-driven solutions for the management of traffic in view of the Commonwealth Games which will be held two years later,” a senior police official said.
Day and night online monitoring of traffic on roads and intersections will be the main thrust of the ITS using high resolution cameras, the official said, adding road events like cycling, marathon and walkathon also require close monitoring.
“Athletes and games family would be provided dedicated lane to ensure hassle free movement from the village to training venues, hotels and other places of tourist interest,” he said.