Bangalore, Oct 6: 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 traffic related activities. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa initiated the ground breaking ceremony of the centre at the popular infantry road on Monday, Oct 6.
The Centre would have a building costing 12.8 crore to be built by the State Police Housing Corporation. It would have various components worth about Rs 30 crore.
The Centre would monitor over 400 surveillance cameras and regulate the traffic in real time. It would collect data on traffic conditions which would be used to design intelligent traffic signal system, including synchronisation of traffic lights on major corridors.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Praveen Sood said police would raise the number of surveillances to 100 shortly to ensure 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 has increased to 32 lakhs, he said.
In view of this, the state government had sanctioned four new traffic police stations at Devanahalli, near the new international airport, Whitefield, Electronic City and Chikkajala which Mr Yeddyurappa inaugurated today.