Thursday, July 12, 2012

Traffic Signals in Jammu City

The much-awaited traffic signals can begin blinking within the winter capital of the State any time throughout next week because the Delhi-based Onnyx company has administrated trial at ten locations, that are identified for being created operational at the initial stage. The signals at remaining twenty locations in numerous corners of Jammu town would become practical in 2 phases.

Official sources told EXCELSIOR that traffic signals at twenty out of total thirty locations identified by the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) in consultation with the Traffic Police, are created practical in all respect and trial on ten out of those twenty locations has been successfully conducted throughout the past 2 days.

"As against earlier set up of creating operational traffic signals in the slightest degree the thirty locations in one go, it's currently been determined that traffic signals would be place to use in 3 phases—one every of ten locations", they said, adding "this call has been taken for the convenience of the vehicle operators, who are presently not used to new system of traffic control".

"Even the Traffic Police personnel aren't well versed with the new system and so as to confirm swish flow of traffic following begin of signals, the manpower of Onnyx would held them in the slightest degree the locations", sources said, adding "the company has conjointly chalked out a 5-day programme to coach the cops in blue uniform regarding the traffic lights".

Out of ten locations, where the traffic signals would begin blinking in initial part, 5 are on Satwari to Bikram Chowk stretch, one at Railway Station Crossing, Narwal, Bathindi By-Pass and 2 locations within the heart of town.

Responding to an issue regarding the precise date of creating operational traffic lights at ten places throughout the part one, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Kuldeep Khajuria said, "we need to urge the traffic lights inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, who is additionally the Minister Incharge of Urban Development", adding "the precise date would be finalized on the come of Deputy Chief Minister from Union Capital. In any case the traffic lights would be created operational for manning vehicular movement at ten locations throughout next week".

"The inaugural operate would be held at Bikram Chowk", he any said.

In response to an issue, Director of Delhi-based company, Pardeep Kaushik, who is personally supervising the installation of traffic signals in Jammu, said, "the traffic signals are primarily {based} on micro-processor based controller software with LED lights and initially all the signals would be on stand alone mode".

About the apprehensions from bound quarters that stand alone mode traffic lights would produce chaos and confusion, he said, "such apprehensions are baseless. Even in Delhi, solely one hundred fifty traffic signals are inter-connected whereas as a thousand are in stand-alone mode. Moreover, it absolutely was solely throughout last year that every one the traffic lights were connected with one another in Mumbai".

Though contract has been signed between JMC and Power Development Department for power provide to all or any the thirty signals nevertheless so as to confirm that power crisis don’t hamper the functioning of traffic signals at every purpose there would be power duplicate.

The locations, which is able to get traffic signals are Satwari Chowk, Main Stop Gole Market, inexperienced Belt Gandhi Nagar, Chattri purpose, Bikram Chowk, Jewel Chowk, K C Crossing, Shakuntala Crossing, Medical school Crossing, Ambphalla, Canal Head, Bakshi Nagar Puli, Talab Tillo Chowk, BSF college Paloura, Radio Station Chowk, Library Chowk, Vigilance Rotary, Parade Chowk, Ranbireshwar Temple, Shalamar Chowk, Indira Chowk, Vivekananda Chowk, Shaheedi Chowk, Panama Chowk, Janipur Chowk, Roop Nagar, High Court, Kunjwani, Narwal and Bathindi Chowks.

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