A technopark-based company has helped Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation (MPRDC) set up the country’s first integrated accident response system and traffic management centre (ARS&TMC). The system, which integrates emergency response with intelligent transportation systems for the benefit of the public, was inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan.
“The system ensures that critical services such as medical assistance to casualties are immediately available,” said ARS Traffic & Transport Technology (ARS T&TT) India Chief Executive J H Linssen. “The operational systems use data warehousing and analytics to identify the nearest facilities with the required support functions,” he added.
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 fulfills 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 smart phone enabled traffic information systems in the near future, MPRDC managing director Vivek Aggarwal said.