Bangalore to have Traffic Management Centre

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Bangalore, Oct 6 (UNI) The Karnataka government would set up a Traffic Management Centre, built at a cost of Rs 43 Crore, in the City to serve as the nerve centre of all burgeoning traffic related activities.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today initiated the ground breaking ceremony of the centre at Infantry Road.

The Centre would have a building costing 12.8 crore to be built by the State Police Housing Corporation in 30 months time. It would have various components worth about RS 30 crore.

The Center would monitor over 400 surveillance cameras and regulate the traffic in real time. It collects data on traffic condition that would be used to design intelligent traffic signal system. This include synchronisation of traffic lights on major corridors.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Praveen Sood said the police would take up the number of surveillance to 100 shortly for 'improving' the Behaviour and ensuring compliance of traffic rules.

Consequent to merging of CMCs into Bangalore metropolitan corporation the demands and pressure on traffic had increased many folds. The total number of vehicles in the metropolitan area had gone up to 32 lakhs, he said.

In view of this the government had sanctioned four new traffic police stations at Devanahalli, near the new international airport, Whitefield, Electronic City and Chikkajala which were today inaugurated by Mr Yeddyurappa.

A new building at a cost of Rs two crore would be built at Bengaluru International Airport, Mr Sood added.

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