With a view to improve the traffic system and to keep a tab on traffic rule violators, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) have braced themselves up for implementing the new traffic management system.
With the help of police administration and Ganjam district regional transport office, the BeMC is introducing ITMS. The tender process was finalized, and Bhubaneswar based VLSS India Private Limited has been awarded the tender.
Speaking to TrafficInfraTech, Kedar Chandra Khatua, City Engineer, Berhampur Municipal Corporation, said, “ Due to rapid urbanisation and increase in vehicles volume, BeMC envisaged to implement Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS), which provide greater information to the authorities to proactively manage the ongoing traffic situation and allow citizens to make informed travel choices. With ITMS, the overall burden of traffic on the roads will reduce and it will result in greater journey time reliability for the citizens and local businesses improving overall productivity levels owner.”
The civic body has already developed the special application software for the system since May. E-Vahan App of RTO office has already been integrated. As much as 80 per cent of command and control room on the premises of BeMC office has already been completed. Cable and under wiring works at Courtpeta and Kamapalli squares have already been completed since May last week.
The work at Tata-Benz, PVN Rao and Gate Bazaar squares will come to an end by June and from July fixing of integrated cameras at these squares will be started. While the main control room will be at BeMC office, one special control room each will also be opened at the offices of RTO and district superintendent of police (SP).