Traffic congestion: Smart traffic system to bring relief to commuters in Meerut

Thu, 2021-04-15 15:07 -- SCC India Staff

Traffic congestion

The Meerut Municipal Corporation (MMC) is set to introduce an Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) because of increasing number of commuters and traffic congestion in the city. The initiative was earlier delayed, but now with State Government releasing the first instalment of Rs 9.51 crore, project work will start soon.

Nearly Rs 38.05 crore will be spent on the Integrated Traffic System. Following this move, the MMC will tie up with the traffic police department and set up CCTV cameras on nine major crossings of the city.

"The project of ITMS is a great move for Meerut. As soon as the first instalment is received, the work on the crossings will be completed," said Braj Pal Singh, additional municipal commissioner.

The CCTV camera which will be set up as a part of the initiative, will keep a check on whether people are following traffic rules or not and in case people do the contrary, an e-challan will be issued to them.