Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (PSCDCL) has planned to renovate 261 major junctions across the city and developed a master traffic plan for it. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 25 crore. PSCDCL is expected to receive help from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.
According to Pune Mirror, the project will be a part of the Adaptive Traffic Management System (ATMS), which would identify the existing issues and work towards rectifying those.
ATMS refers to automatic traffic control system, adapting to a vehicular situation on a real time basis. Other components of the ATMS include adaptive traffic controllers at junctions, traffic lights and sensors, variable message signboards and integration with command and control centre.
According to PSCDL, the project involves complete junction design along with a survey of existing and proposed additional infrastructure to meet design capacities, besides physical civil interventions to implement it across Pune.
PSCDL also said that the total capture of vehicle counts at the 261 junctions will be considered to formulate the junction management plan. The junction design and engineering interventions will be implemented based on the analysis of traffic flow at those areas.
Some of the areas where this project will be covered include Jangli Maharaj JM Road, Fergusson College (FC) Road, Karve Road, Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar among others.