Traffic control and surveillance system in the state is all set to go hi-tech

The traffic control and surveillance system in the state is all set to go hi-tech as a part of the state’s road safety project, entailing an expenditure of Rs 8 crore. Intelligent traffic lights to curb Jammu traffic soon

Named the Road Action Master Plan and aimed at arresting the rising traffic fatalities, the project would be executed jointly by the state’s motor vehicle department and the traffic department, said an official spokesperson.

The funds for this project have been allocated from a non-lapsable road safety fund, set up on directions of an apex court panel on road safety, he said. The fund provides for the expenditure on implementing various road safety schemes, setting up trauma centres, purchasing relevant vehicles and traffic gadgets besides conducting studies aimed at lessening traffic hazards, he said.

[With inputs from online reports]

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