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Intelligent traffic management system (ITMS) to help manage Delhi traffic woes using Artificial Intelligence


New Delhi’s traffic problem may soon be eased out with the home ministry giving the approval to carry out Delhi police’s zealous intelligent traffic management system(ITMS) and also appointed an international consultant for this task. This smart traffic control system will use artificial intelligence to handle traffic by installing a host of sensors to detect the violators.

Delhi police reportedly have got in touch with several international organizations and the appointment would be done by May. The scheme will be carried out in three stages and the first one would be achieved by 2019.

This novel intelligent traffic management system offers a comprehensive traffic control and management system that comprises of installing traffic detecting sensors, CCTV cameras, automatic number plate recognition camera (ANPR) systems, speed violation detection at important crossings and stretches, signalised pedestrian crossings and stop line violation detection systems.
There will be lane monitoring systems to facilitate 24×7 scanning of traffic volumes apart from signal cycle phases at all strategic junctions, leading to a modern adaptive traffic control system. The consultant will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) and help police in planning and execution.
The components of the project will also be installed in batches.

Source: TOI

Delhi Police chief spokesperson, special commissioner Dependra Pathak, stated,

“The traffic police is working on the use of technology, particularly artificial intelligence and the mathematical models, to make real-time dynamic decisions on traffic flows and for better public service delivery system.”

This system would be secured with a strong communication module with highly advanced IT support. Traffic data will be stored in elastic computing models or cloud-based systems that will enable dynamic usage. All ITMS systems will be on a single communication network using the latest technology, such as 4G and fibre optic networks.

There is an acute deficiency of capital and skilled labour that have come across as the biggest obstacle to undertake the project. Most of the money allocated to traffic goes in the maintenance of traffic signals and other infrastructure. In other countries, smart city road projects include measures to control, monitor and ensure smooth traffic flows.

AI will fail against the natural human stupidity of Delhi drivers.
Anand Pethia

Countries such as the US and Canada have sensors installed every few hundred metres to monitor traffic. An electronic system monitor then sets the most suitable speed limit and accordingly adjusts signages. The operators also have access to hundreds of CCTV cameras placed along the route mainly to control speeds.
Congestion is reduced by ramp metering devices where traffic signals are used strategically on slip roads so that it temporarily stores traffic. The pile-up is then released on the main road one vehicle at a time.Source: TOI

We can now surely say that New Delhi is finally on the verge of becoming a smart city owing to the recent measures being taken out by the government.

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