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Automated Traffic Management System coming to Kohima

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Mar 25, 2021 10:55 pm
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Traffic signal poles
Traffic signal poles seen installed at Pezielietsie area in Kohima. (EM images)

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Kohima, March 25 (EMN): An Automated Traffic Management System (ATMS), which is expected to improve traffic management in Kohima, is in the offing under the Smart City project and is expected to be commissioned by April.

Chief Executive Officer of Kohima Smart City Development Ltd., Kovi Meyase informed Eastern Mirror that the ATMS would be installed at six junctions — Police Headquarters, TCP gate, Pezielietsie, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima and High School. They are also checking feasibility at Mohonkhola Junction.

Senior IT consultant for KSCDL, Yanpvuo Kikon said that the ATMS will be installed to modernise traffic management by using technology.

“Through the traffic automation, it would be able to monitor the exact number of vehicles on the streets that are coming and going out of the junctions and cities. This will provide valuable insight and analysis to plan and further improve traffic management,” he informed.

Traffic personnel, who are standing all day, braving the sun and rain, can now sit in the Integrated Command and Control Centre and remotely monitor and manage the traffic using intelligent video analytics software, Kikon said.

Initially, they will run the ATMS along with traffic personnel while holding awareness campaigns to gradually help citizens get used to the new system, the senior IT consultant informed. After the trial period, they would gather the learning and arrive at the optimal approach to streamline and improve the traffic management of Kohima, he added.

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Mar 25, 2021 10:55:19 pm