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Synchronising signals will decongest city roads: DCP

Traffic cops managed to reduce traffic by 20 per cent during peak hours on a two-kilometre stretch on Sinhagad Road by syncing seven signals

In its bid to decongest the city roads, the city traffic police resorted to synchronisation of signals on a pilot-basis. And to their relief, the experiment conducted on traffic signals on Sinhagad Road has yielded a positive result.

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Following the directives issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Sarang Awad, seven signals on a two-kilometre stretch on the Sinhagad Road were synchronised which resulted in 20 per cent less traffic during morning and evening peak hours.

Speaking to mid-day, Awad said, “The main objective of synchronising signals during peak hours is to decongest the city roads. The signals are linked to a GPRS system, making it easier to implement changes as per our convenience.

But, at times, it becomes difficult to change the settings as signals are made by different manufacturers on a particular stretch. Now that our experiment has yielded a positive result, we’ll soon identify other congested roads in the city and sync their signals.”

250 Number of traffic signals in PMC and PCMC

90seconds The average timer set for signals

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