In next few months, India’s first smart and green Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) is about to witness different new measures that will be implemented to control the ratio of accidents and road violations. As per the sources there will be installation of automatic ticket dispensing machines that will meant to display the vehicle number and class right at the entry point, high operational cameras within the range of one km to notice traffic violations, in addition to video detection system to spot accidents or any unwanted jams, and many others.
According to a TOI report, the work, would cost Rs 248 crore and the first such intelligent transport system (ITS) project will get complete technical assistance from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Adding to that to make the EPE entirely functional, the government has also roped in the Spanish embassy for the on time completion of the project.
This is the first time, any highway will be upgraded with 30 video incident detection systems, 143 traffic monitor cameras, 3 meteorological observation systems, 18 automatic traffic counter classifiers, 3 environmental observation systems, 16 travel time measurement systems, 38 variable message systems, 18 vehicle speed detection systems and 30 weight monitoring systems. As per the project details, apart from providing information in context to traffic conditions, one would also be able to get data on the real-time ambient air quality that will be displayed by the variable message signage. Having said that, on the 135 km long stretch, boom barriers will also move faster as compared to the ones on other highway sections across different states.