In order to streamline the traffic system of the capital city, the state has installed adaptive traffic signal control system or intelligent traffic system at 50 intersections of the city. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated it at AG Square here.
This traffic system, a part of the smart city programme, will improve travel time reliability by progressively moving vehicles through intersections. It will reduce congestion by creating smooth flow of vehicles across intersections. It is run by solar power.
Naveen inaugurated another major project Bhubaneswar Operations Centre along with Bhubaneswar Smart City Office at BMC Bhawani Mall Complex. It is a first-of-its-kind centralized command and control centre which will monitor, operate, and control existing services of the city.
The state-of-the-art centre includes a massive video wall of more than 80-foot length and will be used to monitor the large volume of close circuit television (CCTV) footage and highly sophisticated sensor data.
The chief minister also inaugurated six smart parks at Saheed Nagar. Four of these colony parks, located on a single stretch, but separated with by-lanes, were taken up for re-development as a single active play-cum-activity space, especially for children. It has facilities like open air art gallery, open air amphitheatre, splash park, watch tower, kids play zone, half basketball court and open air gym. It has four theme zones- Get Creative, Get Rest, Get Smart and Get Wet.