In order to know about the attainability of transition in traffic management from traditional to modern, the Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) in Nagaland has initiates pilot test of traffic lights at PHQ junction and TCP gate junction.
Nagaland KSCDL initiates pilot test of traffic lights:
This initiative has been taken in collaboration with Kohima, Nagaland village youth organisation and Kohima traffic police on February 10, initiated a pilot test of traffic lights, automated traffic management system (ATMS) at PHQ junction and TCP gate junction here as part of Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), a smart city project.
Response from the public:
The senior IT consultant of KSCDL, Yanpvuo Kikon, said that the response which they received from the public appeared to be a bit confusing. However, he said that with time they would be able to cope with the transition.
He further added that the traffic lights placed at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) junction and High School junction required redesign since the placement done by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was not visible, adding that the position required modification. “These places are crucial and need more study and monitoring from the team,” said KSCDL associate analyst Ketusezo Rote.
Facilities to modernize the city include installment of Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) which can be an alternative to traffic personnel regulating traffic rules all day long.
With the use of this technology, KSCDL hopes to improve traffic management in Kohima. Monitoring it would also provide valuable insight and analysis to plan and further improve traffic management.
Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS):
It is a primary subfield within the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) domain. It is an integrated solution to maintain road traffic through real time information collection, processing, analysis and finally dissemination to the users about the road conditions.