Bangalore City Police Department is further upgrading its technology deployment to ease the ever-increasing traffic congestions in and around Bangalore City on real time. A rough extrapolation number indicates that Bangalore will have more than one crore vehicles on road plying in the next two years or so.
During the interaction with Office Bearers of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), Mr. T Suneel Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City said that his Department is further upgrading its traffic management technology to address traffic bottlenecks on real-time in all major roads through its Traffic Management Centre (TMC). The TMC tracks all major roads to clear traffic congestion through its seamless traffic signal integration system, whereby the Signal Lights are aligned to allow free flow of traffic based on the congestion hold-ups of the said junction.
Mr. Suneel Kumar said that Bangalore’s road network is primarily radial and converging at several centers leading to unwarranted traffic congestion in and around the city. In order to smoothen traffic, Bangalore City Police has suggested to the Government to construct more flyovers and also streamline chaotic parking which, in most cases, lead to traffic hold-ups.
The Police Department has also adopted technology where the Police Commissioner himself can personally man on real time the movement of all police vehicles moving around the city. The Department can give live instructions to the police fleet to reach trouble spots in minutes now. Mr. Suneel Kumar said: “Due to this technology we are now in a position to reach trouble spots in minutes of being contacted by citizens and resolve the issue.”
On the other hand, Mr. Kishore Alva, President BCIC & Joint President and Executive Director, Adani - Udupi Power Corporation Ltd. and Mr. Devesh Agarwal, Senior Vice President of BCIC who called on Mr. T Suneel Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police-Bengaluru City to discuss on city’s traffic bottlenecks and its connectivity issues said that BCIC member-companies are very keen to closely work with Bangalore Police Department to find functional solutions to address traffic hurdles which is faced on a daily basis, especially on the inner and outer ring roads where the working population moves to work daily.