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MUMBAI -NAGPUR EXPRESSWAY WILL BE MONITORED USING KOREAN TECHNOLOGY.

by Juhi Tripathi

Date & Time: Feb 05, 2022 9:00 PM

Read Time: 2 minute


HIGHLIGHTS:

  •  Intelligent Transportation System is the abbreviation for ITS.
  •   It's a Korean invention.
  •  The equipment will be utilized to keep an eye on the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway.

What is in the News?

Intelligent Transportation System is the abbreviation for ITS. It's a Korean invention. The equipment will be utilized to keep an eye on the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway. It is India's longest expressway. Accidents can be avoided with the use of technology. The expressway's first phase is scheduled to open by the end of February 2022.

Concerning the Expressway

The expressway is being built by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation. It is the country's quickest and longest expressway. It's an eight-lane highway. Vehicles have a top speed of 150 kilometers per hour. The expressway will cost Rs 55,000 crores in total. The Economic Development Cooperation Fund granted a loan to help develop the expressway. It's a Korean investment fund.
The expressway will cut the time it takes to drive between Nagpur and Mumbai in half. It is currently 16 hours.

What exactly is ITS?

The Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) makes the roads safe. It is an intelligent system that monitors the route, warns of roadblocks ahead of time, and provides weather forecasts. It is the application of communication and information technology to road transportation.

Features of ITS

  •  The Optical Fiber Cable Network, the Integrated Traffic Management System, and the Toll Collection System are the three core features of ITS.
  •  Visual messaging, video incident detection, traffic infraction control and surveillance, vehicle detection, drone-based surveillance, tunnel management system, and speed and lane enforcement are all examples of ITS.
  •  A tunnel traffic management centre will be part of ITS. In the event of a serious accident, the tunnel's entrance will be automatically closed by the centre. The technology will also notify other vehicles on the expressway that the road is closed.
  •  CCTV cameras will be used to monitor the entire system. The ITS will collect data on accidents, speed, and weather in real time. This aids in the prevention of mishaps. This also applies to drone cameras.
  •  An electronic toll collection centre will be part of the system. Every 100 kilometers of the freeway will have a centre. Tolls will be collected using FAST Tags.

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