5 Upcoming Smart Cities in India that call for efficient Traffic Management Systems
The list of 20 smart cities out of the shortlisted for the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ was released recently. These 5 cities are at the top of the list and will be first to receive funds, thus kick-starting the process of developing them into ‘smart cities’. The next two years will see the inclusion of an additional 78 cities to this mission.
Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar, which topped the list of 20 smart cities, will focus on making mass transportation systems available to all of its 1 million residents in the next 3-4 years, and have a smart traffic management for unclogging its roads.
In recent polls, road traffic management and the need for an intelligent traffic system emerged as major issues. Hence there is a major scope for application of various traffic technology solutions in the city.
The Oxford of the East is the second in line to receive funds from the smart cities mission. Pune has developed rapidly in the past decade but the urban mobility is still an issue. The city lacks efficient public transport and the people generally depend on two wheelers which also leads to a lot of air pollution and fuel consumption.
However various efficient traffic management solutions can be applied in Pune in upcoming days as it sees a bright future ahead as a result of the smart cities mission. Traffic Technologies will be welcomed at a large scale in the city as it is economically developed when compared to many other cities in the mission.
The capital of Rajasthan ranks third in the mission as it has a great tourism industry but the mass transportation system is not competent enough. There is huge scope for application of bus transport as Jaipur sees 30kms of roads being constructed everyday in the near future. The work is already in progress and the situation calls for various traffic technology solutions. State Highway, Major District Roads as well as many other roads are being built in Jaipur which will require vast traffic management systems.
4th of the list is Surat . The Diamond City is also developing with many roads and highways being constructed. Now that it has been well connected to cities like Bhavnagar and Rajkot, along with many other cities it needs a mass transportation system which will provide easy commuting for the citizens and many business people who frequently travel to and from Surat.
The city is widely known as the commercial or economic capital of the state of Kerala and thus good transport infrastructure is critical for the city’s economy. The road infrastructure in Kochi has not been able to meet the growing traffic demand and hence traffic congestion is a major problem in the city. A comprehensive transport development plan has been included in the Kochi Masterplan hoping to improve the transport infrastructure. A rapid mass transportation system called the Kochi Metro is under construction and is expected to be completed soon. A Suburban Railway system, intended to considerably ease congestion, is also to be built in the near future.
Many Government Officials looking for an array of traffic technologies to be applied in India will be present at the TrafficInfratech Expo, 2016 along with many exhibitors showcasing these technologies. We urge you showcase your various traffic technology solutions and welcome you to set up exhibition at the TrafficInfratech Expo, 2016.