Uber tool to offer real-time data on traffic to cops, public

Uber on Wednesday launched a tool to help Mumbai traffic police with data on real-time congestion and vehicular speed, as well as data over the past few years.

Joint police commissioner (traffic) Amitesh Kumar, who launched the urban planning tool, Movement in Mumbai, said the data revealed that the speed of vehicles along Bandra-Dahisar corridor on Western Express Highway had reduced to 11kmph recently. “The ideal average speed should be over 30kmph, and using zone-wise data of vehicular speed and congestion, we will try to improve, relocate traffic police resources and suggest infrastructure changes to ensure congestion is reduced during peak hours,” he said.