Police plan 15 more adaptive signal lights in CBD

Police plan 15 more adaptive signal lights in CBD

The Bengaluru traffic police (BTP) is set to instal 15 more adaptive signal lights in the Central Business District (CBD).

The police have installed 35 lights on the outskirts of the city in the first phase of the project.

Vehicle Actuated Adaptive Signals (VAAS) can detect traffic flow in real time and adjust the red or green lights accordingly without manual intervention.

"The camera-based sensors in VAAS visually measure the number of vehicles on the road and the waiting time is adjusted automatically," said a senior traffic police officer.

VAAS will be installed in the major junctions of the CBD, including MG Road, Shivajinagar and Indiranagar. "We are finalising the locations and we have got a good response from the commuters to the first phase. Very soon, we will implement the second phase," he said.

The police are conducting a special drive since September 16 and have booked 17,786 cases for defective number plates, 2,601 cases for shrill horns and 947 cases for defective silencers so far.

"As per Sections 50 and 51 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1989, there should not be any graffiti or drawings on the number plates. The display of numbers should be as per the standard prescribed by the Act.

The traffic police have been instructed to register cases against those violating the rules," said a senior traffic police officer.

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