Technopark-based ARS Traffic & Transport Technology (ARS T&TT India) has helped Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation (MPRDC) set up the country’s first integrated accident response system and traffic management centre (ARS&TMC).
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan formally inaugurated the system, which integrates emergency response with intelligent transportation systems for the benefit of public, the other day.
MPRDC, which manages the major part of the road network in Madhya Pradesh, had entrusted the construction of the command centre to ARS T&TT in 2013. The centre monitors and mobilizes traffic on 20,000 km of road, including the national highways, state highways and major district roads. Besides monitoring the operational efficiency of toll operators, it also fulfils the role of an incident resolution centre in case of accidents or incidents, thereby fitting into the state’s disaster management policy.
While the traffic situation near tolled roads in MP is monitored through CCTV surveillance, the toll collection systems are centrally monitored. The solution can also be extended to other intelligent traffic systems (ITS) like traffic management and speed enforcement systems, as well as smartphone-enabled traffic information systems in the near future, MPRDC managing director Vivek Aggarwal said.
“The system ensures that critical services such as medical assistance to casualties are immediately available. The operational systems use data warehousing and analytics to identify the nearest facilities with the required support functions,” ARS T&TT India chief executive J H Linssen said.