Karnataka Govt to use ITMS technology to manage Bengaluru traffic?

Basavaraj Bommai (Karnataka Chief Minister) announced on Thursday the approval of five new traffic police stations within the next few days.

“Five traffic police stations will be established in the Dark area (traffic spots), and Intelligent Traffic Management System technology (ITMS) will be used. It will identify traffic violations and stop vehicle riders from harassing and causing other problems for the riding public,” CM Bommai told media people in Bengaluru.

He said that the ITMS would also be able to levy taxes and provide traffic synchronisation. “The traffic syncisation has been completed already from Minerva Circle all the way to Town Hall,” he said.

CM Bommai added that synchronization work had already started in other areas.

“A traffic meeting took place today (December 8th), in which instructions were given to do the synchronisation along 12 high density corridors to ensure smooth flow traffic,” Bommai explained, adding that some junctions have been simplified including Goraguntepalya Silk Board, KR Puram and Goraguntepalya.

“In the next days, aside from road development and traffic management, will be improved,” he stated.

In the meantime, the Karnataka CM said that a new traffic system had also been created. The government has appointed MA Salim, a traffic management specialist, to the post of special commissioner traffic.

“Traffic management expert and PhD holder. M.A. Salim has been elected to this newly created position. Bommai noted that Salim already has made several improvements to traffic management.

CM Bommai’s media addresses included Araga Jnanendra (Home Minister), Sudhakar (Health and Medical Education Minister), Ashwath Narayana (MLA), Rizwan Arshad (MLA), MLC T.A.Saravana; DG&IGP Praveen SOod; Pratap Reddy, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner) and other notable guests.

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