Bid Adieu To Traffic Woes As Mumbai Is All Set To Introduce Smart Signals

The ITMS project was approved by the Maharashtra State Cabinet and ₹819 crore has been granted for the same.


The Maharashtra State Cabinet granted approval of Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) project on Tuesday, August 20 which aims at solving Mumbai's never-ending traffic woes. ₹819 crore has been granted for the project.

The Financial capital of the country has a road network of 2000 km and the majority of it comes under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the remaining is under Public Works Department (PWD), Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC) and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). 

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ITMS includes non-intrusive traffic detection technology with 4D radars, signal synchronisation based on speed and density of vehicles. It will detect on which side of the road has more density of traffic and accordingly the signal time will be decided. During the night when the signals are usually in flasher mode,  ITMS will work according to vehicular presence. 

Following are the key project features: 

  • Adaptive and smart signalling for smooth traffic flow
  • Vehicle sensors at signals and junctions
  • New 10,342 CCTVs
  • License plate identification 
  • Enforcement system to crack down on violations like over-speeding up to 150 km per hour, red-light, lane discipline and stop line violations
  • Cloud hosting of data
  • Identification of stolen and suspicious vehicles
  • Establishment of a command centre. 

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