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JAMMU: To finalise an ambitious project of installation of intelligent traffic signal lights in Jammu approved under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) costing to Rs 21.95 crore for upgrading existing 30 traffic signal lights and to install such lights at 34 new locations, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, M. Raju.
During the course of the meeting, a presentation was given by M/s DIMTS, Delhi wherein detailed information in respect of upgradation of existing and installation of new lights was shared.
To redress the hindrances in the execution of the project, all the stakeholders deliberated upon the issue and finalised the locations after consultation with the Traffic Department, where traffic light signals are to be installed. It was also decided that installation of new traffic signals and upgradation of existing traffic signals shall be undertaken simultaneously, so that the project is completed well before the Annual Darbar Move.
The new traffic signal lights will be able to deal with most basic problems of traditional traffic light system by remotely monitoring from the Central Control using cameras, sensors and technology, detection of traffic volume on real time basis and change in signal light. Detection of emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles, etc. and required changes shall also be the part of this new system.
The meeting was also attended by R.S Jamwal, Joint Commissioner, Neeraj Gupta, Chief Accounts Officer, Ranjit Singh, Secretary, JMC, A.K Khajuria, RTO Jammu, Nisha Nathyal SSP (Traffic), Jammu, Kushal Chand, Joint Commissioner (Works) JMC, Surjit Singh, Ex Engineer (Electric), JMC, U.K Sharma, Executive Engineer, PWD (R&B), Jammu, Dalvinder Singh, Programme Manager, AMRUT (PDMC) and representatives of M/s DIMTS, Delhi.
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