940 Signals Mapped To Help Traffic Cops
A month post the media reported that traffic police is talking into consideration the thought of employing Google maps for enhanced coordination, the department has made a strategy. It has made a decision to employ technology in a huge manner to lower the time of reaction in handling congestion. For this, the traffic department will provide its employees on the ground with handsets.
Almost 940 traffic signals in the capital will be saved on the map and marked as individual shortcuts, permitting the staff to get real-time information of the scenario. A cop might just require clicking on the icon allocated to him to get immediate data. “The data on Google maps related to congestion of traffic is real time and the pictures snapped via satellites display the amount of traffic. Since it employs a GPS-enabled system, the position of the streets is quite precise. Hence, we have made a decision to employ this application to help us in management of traffic,” claimed special commissioner for traffic, Dependra Pathak, to the media in an interview.
The service creates a live map of traffic by evaluating the speed of consumers travelling on a specific road. A blue color on the map will show smooth flow of traffic; yellow will symbolize minor congestion while a major situation of traffic will be symbolized in red.
The department lately rolled out a pilot scheme where traffic data via Google Maps’ screenshots were shared via a WhatsApp group. “Originally, 10 corridors were verified from the 28 A-class arteries for monitoring of traffic in the city in October. The proposal has been extended to other main corridors, where they will be saved and marked on the map,” claimed Pathak. The region traffic staff will then be allowed to keep a real-time eye on the scenario as well as manage the traffic.