GURGAON: The pilot project for the India’s first ‘Intelligent Traffic System’ (ITS) was launched in Gurgaon on February 13, 2019, which will be evaluated for 6 months. Smart traffic signals are installed at four places along the HUDA City Centre to Bakhtawar Chowk stretch— Kanhai Chowk, the Sector 30/31 dividing road, Sector 31/45 traffic light, and Bakhtawar Chowk.
According to an official of Municipal Corporation, these places were chosen because of the “traffic congestion and vehicle load” that they experience daily.
Initially three points along the Golf Course Road were considered first, but the plan was dropped due to the lack of optical cables on the stretch.
The work has been carried out by a Japanese firm Kyosan India Pvt. Ltd. Tom Tokodai, President and CEO of the company said, the MoU for the project had been signed with the Haryana government in 2016. “In the ITS, one controller interacts with the other without any need for a central processor system. This saves a lot of time… We will take it to other cities in India as well,” said Tokodai.