PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that the newly launched Artificial intelligence traffic management system would help state authorities with safety and security aspects.
“Newly launched Artificial intelligence traffic management system will help state authorities on safety and security aspects. We can track vehicular movements,’ said CM Sawant.
He further said that Artificial Intelligence(AI) powered traffic management system had been effectively deployed at the busy Merces junction on a pilot basis, informed authorities.
“The company that is on board has invested Rs 40 lakhs into the project. There will be 70-30 per cent revenue sharing from challans generated. The firm will get 30 per cent while the government will get 30%,” he added.
Sawant said that AI could also detect vehicles violating traffic rules and making the road unsafe for everyone.
“E-challan is automatically raised to such offenders. – All the data from the signals is available in real-time at the authorities’ Central Command and Control Centers. This can be used for public safety,” CM said.
Sawant said that an intelligent, self-learning system developed by Beltech AI successfully managed traffic at the busiest junctions in Goa without any glitches, states a govt release.
He said after the system’s deployment, the peak wait time at the junction, which was earlier 12-15 minutes, has now been reduced to 4-6 minutes. Earlier, there used to be four constables managing traffic at the junction, but now there is only 1, and that too only as a precaution, informed authorities.
AI can detect emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks and automatically clears the road. If deployed at full scale, the system is designed so that all the signals in the city/state constantly talk to each other, thus optimising traffic at not only a junction level but city/ state level.