IIM-Indore prepares report on smart traffic flow

To improve traffic situation and urban mobility in the city, Indian Institute of Management, Indore has submitted a survey report on Traffic Management to Additional Director General of Police Varun Kapoor on Tuesday. The report focusing on accident prevention and capacity management across the city under the guidance of Prof Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore the study has been conducted. Prof Saurabh Chandra and Prof Rajhans Mishra, and other faculty members of IIM Indore were in the team of the researchers.

The study began in January 2019. In the research, Google Traffic Data was used to analyse the traffic of various crossings and signals around the city.  The team proposed various strategies for capacity management that provides three levels management—operational, i.e. (short term), tactical (medium term) and strategic (long term).

The team proposed strategies like a new circular Ring Road, a cycle path from Rajiv Chowk to Radisson Square, a stretch from Palasia Square to Vijay Nagar Square via LIG Square through AB Road. Additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Mahendra Kumar Jain and DSP (Traffic) Umakant Choudhary have supported largely for the research. Professor Rajhans Mishra handed over the report to ADG Kapoor where  DSP Choudhary was also present.

The salient features of the report are as follows:
1  Focus on accident prevention and capacity management across the city.
2  It also mentions various traffic management tips according to the requirements by the year 2025.
3 The recommendations have been provided at three levels—operational, i.e. (short term), tactical (medium term) and strategic (long term) in five dimensions. These five dimensions (5E’s) are :

  • Education n Engineering (Roads) n Enforcement n Emergency n Environment

4  The team also proposed a new circular ring road covering entire city and connected to all the highways coming to Indore.
5  Fly-overs on important crossings like (White church, Geeta Bhavan, Rau circle, Bhavarkuan etc.) were recommended.
6  Elevated paths in congested areas were also suggested.
7  Google Traffic Data is used to analyse the traffic.
8  Suggestion for extended left turns at important crossings to avoid blocking of left turns.
9  One-way movements from signals to service roads is required to avoid collision (use of one-way spikes to stop people coming from other side)
10 Integrated Traffic Management and Monitoring System with Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems in all Category “A” signals is required.
11  Safety Audits of Roads on regular interval are required.
12 Development of Intercity Bus Terminal at Bypass near Vijay Nagar along with Intercity Bus Stands for passengers at        various places was recommended.
13  Development of Feeder systems for public transport will also be useful.
14  The team proposed a Cycle Path from Rajiv Chowk (Ring road) to Radisson Square
15  Another Stretch was recommended from Palasia Square to Vijay Nagar Square via LIG Square through AB Road.

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