Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Indian road conditions require indigenously developed systems for traffic regulation while road conditions in the West, from where technology is sought to be imported, are entirely different, according to H.P. Khincha, Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University.

While the Area Traffic Control System (ATCS) indigenously developed and installed in Pune was working well with abundant scope for optimisation of the capacity, the system could not be put to optimum use in Delhi, where imported technology was used.

As such, the Research Committee on Application of Industrial Electronics constituted by the Ministry of Communication and headed by Prof. Khincha, has recommended to the Ministry to constitute Intelligent Transport Management Cell.

Sub-systems

The committee in its meeting scheduled at Thiruvananthapuram next month will finalise the sub-systems for the operationalisation of the cell. Speaking after inaugurating Road Tech 2008, organised by RASTA – Centre for Road Technology, an initiative of Volvo India Construction Equipment Division here on Friday, Prof. Khincha said the ATCS in Pune, named Cosy Coft, was under implementation in various cities, including Jaipur, Kolkata and Shillong.

Personally associated with Cosy Coft in Pune, Prof. Khincha said ACTS was first introduced on 39 road junctions in 2006 and it was planned to extend the system to 40 more junctions.

Vehicle speed

After the introduction of ACTS, the average vehicle speed increased by two to 12 per cent and the delay was reduced by 11 to 30 per cent.

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