PSCDCL floats tender for ATMS proj in city

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 12 January 2019

Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) has floated tender of Adaptive Traffic Management System (ATMS) in the city to improve traffic situation by streamlining the traffic signalling system.

Pune: Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) has floated tender of Adaptive Traffic Management System (ATMS) in the city to improve traffic situation by streamlining the traffic signalling system.
 
The project has been divided into two parts and the tenure to implement the ATMS is five years. 

Actually, the ATMS project was introduced two years ago but it did not take off. Now, PSCDCL has decided to float a tender for interested parties to implement the project.

The project is aimed at improving travel time by reducing stoppage time and optimising the time cycles to ensure free traffic flow. Hence, PSCDCL has invited bids from interested parties.

PSDECL Chief Executive Officer Rajendra Jagtap said, “Earlier, ATMS project included Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. Right now, we have decided to introduce the system in Pune city. After discussing with Pune Traffic Police Department, we have finalised 125 junctions in the first phase and remaining 75 junctions in the second phase. The project includes synchronising signals to reduce travel time and regulate traffic effectively.”

In 2017, then PSCDCL CEO Kunal Kumar tabled the proposal of ATMS. At that time, it made a proposal of Rs 320 crore for the PMC and PCMC. However, it did not work out. Now, PSCDCL has floated fresh tenders and invited interested parties. 

The ATMS will be a comprehensive network of solar-based traffic signals with vehicle actuation detectors at important junctions on the arterial and busy roads, solar-based pelican signals, public addressing systems with wireless connectivity, variable message sign board, cameras at designated junctions and a huge video wall and workstations at the control centres of the civic body and the city 
police.

Once the system is put in place, the control centres will be able to remotely control the signalling system as per real-time requirement, have surveillance and ability to monitor and coordinate besides ready access to the public addressing 
system. 

The system can also make alternative routes based on real time feedback at the time of special events and VIP movements.

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