Following no objection certificate issued by the police, the Bridge, Ropeway, Tunnel and other Infrastructure Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (BRIDCUL) has entered a memorandum of understanding with Solasta Consultancy Services Private Limited for setting up density based smart traffic lights system in Dehradun. These traffic lights will initially be set up on nine locations in the city on public private partnership mode, informed the BRIDCUL managing director Manoj Semwal.
He informed that the density based traffic lights system will be installed at Araghar, Gulati Optical-Dalanwala, Nany’s Bakery, Behel Chowk, Dilaram Chowk, Silver City-Canal Road, Jakhan cut-Anjali Dairy and Mussoorie diversion. Since the installation of the said facilities is being undertaken on PPP mode, neither the government nor the corporation is proposed to spend any money on the same. Setting up of the system will also help resolve traffic jams on the identified locations.
The facility will also help in law and order while also facilitating public safety. Closed circuit television camera records pertaining to the vehicles will be maintained for at least one month.
About Rs 3 crore will be spent on installing the facility which will also generate employment for 30 persons.
In addition to this, BRIDCUL is to get work done on smart parkings on PPP mode through CXL Technologies. Following joint inspection by officials of municipal corporation of Dehradun, Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority, traffic police and BRIDCUL, locations were identified along Rajpur Road for smart parking facility. CCTV cameras have been installed for security at such parking facilities. A mobile phone application enables a vehicle driver to book space for parking and also keep tab on the status of parking. The parking rates have been fixed at nominal levels considering the time period of use.
The smart parking city is proposed to be linked with the Doon smart control room. A portion of the revenue generated from the parking facility will be received by the MDDA and MCD which will in turn be put to use for traffic improvement. About Rs two crore is estimated to be spent on the entire project which will also generate employment for about 50 persons.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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