Mumbai: BMC Plans Intelligent Traffic Signal System At 70 Junctions Across 12 Roads

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to upgrade the conventional traffic signals in India’s financial capital into ‘smart’ traffic signals.

Mumbai’s civic body will conduct a detailed survey of 70 traffic junctions located on 12 roads.

A feasibility study for the intelligent traffic system will be carried out based on the data collected and the outcomes of a topographical survey of the junctions. The topographical study includes road width, traffic signal poles, footpaths, trees, pedestrian crossings, chamber ducts and utility crossings; building boundaries and entrances; traffic count, pedestrian count, impact on journey time, parking areas nearby and the vending regions nearby.

The 12 roads include B A road, Senapati Bapat Road, Belassis road, R A Kidwai Road, Sir J J Road, P D’mello road, and Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, reports Hindustan Times.

The data derived from the study will be used to prepare an adaptive real-time system, with construction designs for footpaths, road width, street lights, utility holes, traffic management and pedestrian movement management systems.

The BMC will appoint a consultant for the project to prepare a traffic regulation design that will include recommendations for all traffic regulations, which will apply within at least 150 m from the centre of a junction. According to the report, a synchronised timing plan for the signals will also be prepared.