Soon ATMS to rescue commuters from traffic jams, catch offenders

Mubarak Ansari
Thursday, 21 December 2017

Pune: As part of the Smart City project, Pune traffic police have identified 12 major roads where the first phase of Adaptive Traffic Management System (ATMS) will be installed. 

In this system, traffic signals with sensors and cameras will help in smooth flow of traffic with automatic synchronisation of signals on the road, as well as detection of traffic rule violations.

It will provide signalling services round the clock at all junctions compared to the current system where signals often become non-functional. 

Pune: As part of the Smart City project, Pune traffic police have identified 12 major roads where the first phase of Adaptive Traffic Management System (ATMS) will be installed. 

In this system, traffic signals with sensors and cameras will help in smooth flow of traffic with automatic synchronisation of signals on the road, as well as detection of traffic rule violations.

It will provide signalling services round the clock at all junctions compared to the current system where signals often become non-functional. 

A meeting in this regard was held on Thursday between the Pune police traffic branch and Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited officials. Accordingly, the police have identified roads having high traffic density like Karve Road, University Road, JM Road, Bajirao Road and roads around Pune railway station. 

Officials said the ATMS will take care of emergency situations. There will be a centralised Management Information System (MIS) for faster decision making in traffic emergencies such as heavy rainfall, accidents, terrorist attack and VVIP movements. 
A company will be given the task of implementing the ATMS. It will manage the adaptive traffic signals which could be operated remotely from the Traffic Command Centre (TCC) under normal condition in coordination with other junctions, while retaining the capability to operate independently in case of system failure. 

The health of every signal point will be monitored from the centralized TCC to attend to breakdowns. 

The company is expected to facilitate traffic rules enforcement through design, supply and installation of Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD), e-challan system and Variable Messaging Signage (VMS). Each of these systems will be integrated with the Traffic Command and Control Centre. 

Aim of Smart City Mission 
One of the aims of Pune Smart City mission is to develop smart traffic management solutions which provide greater information to authorities to proactively manage the situation and allow citizens to make informed travel choices. With these, the burden of traffic on the roads will reduce and it will result in greater journey time reliability for citizens and local businesses improving productivity levels. 

Advantages of ATMS 
The ATMS services will strengthen four key areas of traffic management. It will enhance 'situational awareness' of traffic conditions on real time basis, develop ability to analyse real time traffic information to enable automated adaptive traffic control and support decision making on traffic management strategies. It will create linkages to support 'information sharing' through traffic controllers, information portal, variable message signs, web services and APIs, and ensure 'capacity building' through support for administrative staff. 

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