AI-based traffic management system in Delhi coming soon, officials say
To reduce congestion and facilitate faster movement of vehicles, the Delhi Traffic Police is planning an Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) that works on machine learning and artificial intelligence and can facilitate rapid passage to emergency vehicles such as ambulances and firefighters.
The project aims to synchronize all traffic lights and automatically regulate the traffic light. The integrated traffic management system will also alert motorists of diversions to take in the event of upcoming congestion, officials said.
Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner (Traffic Quarter-II) SK Singh said the department has signed a memorandum of understanding for an integrated traffic management system with the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), which also entrusted the task to a consulting firm. .
“We have been given eight months for the project and the first detailed project report is to be prepared after surveying traffic at 42 junctions to cover 1,200 signals and 600 turn signals. It is to be submitted by November this year,” Singh said. .
The Delhi Traffic Police also plans to set up a command center at Delhi Police Headquarters to manage operations and monitor programming.
The new ITMS will incorporate a green corridor to facilitate hassle-free movement of emergency vehicles.
Singh said that at many junctions it has also been noticed that even though there is no traffic, the red light continues to be on. So, by having an adaptive system, it will identify the traffic volume and change the timing accordingly. This will reduce dwell time at the junction.
Traffic authorities have also identified accident hotspots and are currently looking for congestion spots in Delhi, Singh added.