BMC to upgrade traffic signal system to unclog 610 junctions across Mumbai

In a bid to improve the traffic situation at major and minor junctions in the city, the civic body is looking to overhaul the signal management system. The move is expected to enables real-time tracking of traffic at a given junction in the city and change the signal timings accordingly. It is aimed at upgrading the sensor-based system called Area Traffic Control (ATC), which derives signal timings based on traffic congestion.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is also looking to hire a consultant who will be expected to study the status and problems with the signalling system, and suggest better mechanisms to manage traffic. Currently, the signals run on a software that was created 10 years ago, and has not been upgraded since.