Traffic Management practices by Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL)

Bhubaneswar has emerged as one of the fast-growing, important trading and commercial hub in the State and Eastern India. The fast-paced development of the city has started putting adverse pressure on the ease of mobility in the city.

Traffic Management has been identified as a key to enhance the mobility of citizens in Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar has about 300 intersections of which at present, 23 percent of intersections are signalized for smooth traffic movements. However, the existing signalized intersections are not optimally utilized. This is causing vehicle accumulation, delays at intersections and increased pollution at intersections.

To enhance the efficiency of the signalized intersections the city has proposed to have a coordinated traffic signal control system. This necessitates the installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System at signalized intersections in the city. Considering the above, Bhubaneswar has recently procured the requisite technology of traffic engineering named Composite Signal Control Strategy (CoSiCoSt) developed by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) – a research and development organization under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.