Pune to get live traffic updates on VMD
Pune citizens will now get live updates on traffic in their areas through 150 variable messaging display (VMD). The corporation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dutch private navigation technology company TomTom to develop a proof of concept.
The pilot project, expected to start in a fortnight,will collect information about traffic congestion, road closures and travel time to feed live updates.
The automated alerts on the traffic situation will be sent to citizens through Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd’s social media channels at a later stage. A joint working group of specialists will be formed to implement the project.
PSCDCL is also developing infrastructure through initiatives like a transit-hub and better street furniture. It aims to promote mobility solutions like a public bicycle system, electric buses, e-autos, shuttle services.