CM to launch MTRAC tomorrow

September 4, 2014


It envisages technology-driven management of traffic in city

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be launching the Mysore Traffic Improvement Project — MTRAC — at a programme in the city on Friday.

The MTRAC project was scheduled for inauguration on August 22, but was put off at the eleventh hour following the death of writer U.R. Ananthamurthy. Mr. Siddaramaiah will now launch the project at the Karnataka Police Academy’s new auditorium at 10 a.m. on Friday, according to a press release here.

The MTRAC, an ambitious technology-driven traffic management project, which will be implemented at a cost of Rs. 40 crore, seeks to adopt the latest technology to make transport more efficient.

Mysore, which has a population of about 12 lakh, has more than 6.5 lakh vehicles, said Police Commissioner M.A. Saleem. “We don’t want Mysore to go the Bangalore way,” he said.

Ensuring smooth flow of traffic has become a huge task and using technology to enhance management has become the need of the hour, he said.

The MTRAC framework includes setting up a Central Area Traffic Control System for junction improvements, interlinking of signals, street furniture and road marking in addition to introducing a Corridor Traffic Control System featuring Intelligent Transportation Systems, including signal progression and VMS.



 Source:The Hindu

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