Berhampur, February 25 (LocalWire): The traffic system in the Silk City of Berhampur is all set to become high-tech as the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) on Monday started work for Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS). The system was mooted by the civic body in view of constant traffic snarls during peak hours.
Installation of solar-based LED traffic lights, CCTV cameras at strategic locations, automatic detection of violation of traffic rules with e-Vahana integration to ensure vehicle speed are some of the features under ITMS, said the BeMC Commissioner, Chakravarti Singh Rathore.
ITMS will help in monitoring movement and congestion of traffic as well as violation of traffic rules, he said. The system has automatic detection of offences like red-light violation, wrong driving and crossing speed limit.
The detected information will be sent to the system automatically. ITMS can capture number plates of vehicles, thus details of violation can be identified from e-Vahana system of the government,’ he added.
The project will begin full-fledged operations within three months, he said. The total cost of the project including operation and maintenance for the next five years was around Rs 6.71 crore. A private agency will manage the operations and maintenance of the ITMS.
In the first phase, integrated camera with traffic lights will be installed at five main points in the city including Kamapalli, Tata Benz, PVN Rao Petrol Pump, Gate Bazar and Courtpta junctions.
The Commissioner said the command and control centre of the ITMS would be set up at BeMC campus with live feed to the police and regional transport office (RTO), Ganjam.