M-track project to ease traffic congestion: City Police Chief

Last Updated 30 June 2014, 18:22 IST

In a bid to reduce traffic congestion in the city through better traffic management, the State government has sanctioned M-Track, said City Police Commissioner R Hitendra.

Speaking after releasing press stickers, at the Press Club here on Monday, he said that on the model of B-Track of Bangalore, M-track will be laid in Mangalore.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 25 crore.

The project will be implemented in five years. In the first phase, Rs five crore will be utilised for the better traffic management.

The project will be executed by the Mangalore City Police  in co-ordination with Mangalore City Corporation.

The project would address the issues of traffic congestion and safety among other things with the help of the latest traffic management technology.

Accordingly, 12 more signals will be installed at the identified locations in the city. The already existing signals and Junctions will be developed, he added.

Intelligence signal

The Police Commissioner said that intelligence signal will be installed.

Intelligence signals will be facilitated with modern technology of sensor, will work in accordance with the density of the traffic.

With new technology, waiting in the traffic even when the density of traffic is less will be avoided.

A proposal has been sent to the State government to install CCTVs in signals and police control room vehicles.

The process on the installation of CCTVs in signals and PCR vehicles will commence once the government gives its approval for the same.

He said that there was a need to improve the footpaths and drainage system in the city.

All the footpaths and storm water drains were removed when the work on concreting of the roads were taken up.

All the departments should work in coordination to ease the traffic problem. Owing to narrow roads, the traffic congestion has increased.

Hence, in the wake of increased traffic, selected roads will be made one-way on a temporary basis.

Looking at the response from the public, the one-way traffic on a few roads will be made a permanent system.

Following the four-laning of national highway from Nanthoor to Talapady, the density of vehicles are high on a few Circles in the city.

One-way traffic system and support of the public is essential to contain traffic congestion in the city, he added.

ACP (Traffic) Uday Nayak, Dakshina Kannada district Working Journalists Association President P B Harish Rai among others were present.

(Published 30 June 2014, 18:22 IST)

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