The Indian car market has seen a rapid rise in the last few years. Almost everyone in the cities owns a car or a bike. But sadly the infrastructure has not been able to keep up with the rising amount of cars. This has led to the high traffic problem in major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore etc. A considerable amount of time and money is being spent to solve these traffic problems. Mumbai police have come up with a new app-based system to control traffic. In today’s article, we will discuss is this the solution to Mumbai traffic?.

What is this new system?

Mumbai traffic

The new app-based system was introduced by the Joint Commissioner of Police Rajvardhan Sinha. This system enables traffic police to see what is causing the Jam and quickly address the problem within 12 minutes. This process earlier would take more than 20 minutes. 

How does it work?

The new app has been installed in sync with 5300 CCTV cameras and 34 traffic divisions across the city. This app sends an alert to the operator and also sends him the exact location of the concerned spot. These operators have a list of phone numbers of the police officers of the concerned spot through which the officers are alerted. Once the officer reaches the spot, which may take 10 to 12 minutes, he can identify the cause of the jam and clear it. 

How it is different from Google Maps?

Mumbai traffic

The big difference is that the system is capable of pointing the CCTV to the exact problem causing the jam. If the traffic jam is due to a wrongly placed barricade, the system will show it to the officer reaching the spot so that it can be removed. The app also keeps a daily log of the time, location and cause of traffic jams and the time required to clear the jam. The data can help traffic police mark frequent traffic areas and better manage them.

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