Intelligent traffic signals project await completion in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The 100 days project of introduction of intelligent traffic signals in Srinagar city with an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore was started in the month of June this year and is yet to be completed. The officials blame continuous shutdown.
The introduction of Intelligent Traffic Signal System (ITSS) will ease traffic flow on city roads besides keep a tab on traffic violators, as its sensors will be able to pick up offenders on account to high speed or signal jump, who will be panelised as per law, with fines delivered to their home.
ITSS is being installed at 33 locations across the Srinagar city by a Delhi-based company Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS).
As per the records, out of the 33 locations, the company have installed these signals at 14 locations within one month. Out of 33 signals, 21 are four-way and the rest are three-way junctions.
DC Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told Kashmir Reader that the agency has been given a deadline of 100 days to complete the project.
“After completion, it may take 2-3 weeks for testing and making the system operational in the city, and any delay in the project will attract blacklisting,” he said.
Apart from traffic lights, administration is going to construct control room with CCTV cameras in which red light detection violation and speed detection violation will been installed.
The 10 existing traffic signals in and around the city-centre that will be upgraded to ITSS are: Sangarmal Junction, Clock Tower crossing at MA Road, Fire and Emergency Services Batamaloo, J&K Bank Headquarters near Dalgate, Regal Crossing, and several intersections on the highway at Tengpora, Sanat Nagar, Hyderpora, Nowgam and Bemina.
The new locations to be covered in the project are: Natipora, Khayam Chowk, Hawal, Rambagh, Lal-Ded, Shalteng, Kak Sarai, Seki Dafar, Karan Nagar, Shiraz junction, Mehjoor crossing bypass, Zero Bridge Raj Bagh junctions, Baghat, Iqbal Park junction, Gojwara, TRC fountain, Jahangir Chowk, Exhibition crossing, Dalgate crossing II, Ikhwan Chowk, Humhama junction, and Qamarwari junction.

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