Delhi Police scheme for modernisation of traffic and communication network approved

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New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its approval for implementation of the scheme of developing Traffic And Communication Network in NCR/mega cities and Model Traffic System of Delhi Police in the 11th Five Year Plan with an allocation of Rs.200 crore.

The main objective of the scheme is to develop state-of-the-art Traffic and Communication Network in NCR in view of forthcoming Commonwealth Games - 2010 and the tremendous increase in traffic to and from satellite towns around Delhi, and in the city.

The scheme envisages procurement and installation of intelligent transport systems for guidance of road users as well as to ensure safe and smooth movement of traffic.

With the implementation of the scheme, motorists/travellers will benefit from increased safety, better information, greater comfort and reduced travel time.

The scheme would help network and fleet operators offer a better and more efficient service.

The scheme can assist city authorities in implementing the policies and measures necessary to ensure a sustainable transport system.

This project has been taken up as a part of the ongoing modernization programme of Delhi Police.

An integrated data communication network is proposed to be used for convergent services.

Apart from the ITS scheme, the network will be shared by other key applications of Delhi Police.

In the first phase of the scheme, 87 roads covering approximately 210 km of road length and approx.220 signalized intersections will be covered.

In the subsequent phase, the scheme would broadly take into account a road length of about 30000 kms, around 500 signalized intersections as well as intersections which are not presently signalized.

Similarly, the future scheme/plan will also factor in the infrastructure projects as well as operational plans of the various stakeholders.

The present scheme would be designed on an open platform basis to facilitate future compatibility between the other related systems.

Scope for integration within NCT of Delhi in the second phase and within NCR in the third phase would be ensured. (ANI)

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