The Delhi-Agra Highway, starting from Old Mathura Road, is about to become India’s first National Highway Corridor to have screens that will flash signs about overspeeding etc.
New Delhi: The Delhi-Agra National Highway is going to become a smart and hi-tech corridor very soon and now drivers should be careful as the chances of getting challenged at their speed are going to increase tremendously. The Delhi-Agra Highway, starting from Old Mathura Road, is about to become India’s first National Highway Corridor to have screens. All these screens will give a warning to the driver if the speed is exceeded. Actually these are Vehicle Actuated Speed Displays – VASD – which will be installed at different places on this highway and will provide live information of vehicle speed.
This step taken by the National Highway Authority of India is to introduce a modern traffic management system on any national highway whose goal is to keep the traffic smooth and safe. The authority has also issued a tender for this and this work will be completed through the initial 4.4 km long 6-lane Badarpur elevated highway till Agra. E-challans will be generated through ATMS software, it will be linked to the vehicle database, FASTag and NIC, through which all the information of the vehicle will be revealed. This information will be given to the traffic management system so that further action can be taken.
This stretch of 180 km will have 285 cameras which will be used to monitor accident prone areas, junctions, large median openings, structures, urban areas and large rural areas.
After this, the Video Incident Detection System will be installed at 60 places, under which information about abnormal situations, accidents, stopped vehicles, driving in the opposite direction, poor visibility and vehicle will be found. This system will be installed in black spots, accident prone areas and other important areas which will be selected by the enforcement agencies.
first published:Oct. 22, 2021, 6:06 p.m.