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January 24, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with India: Contributing to the mitigation of traffic congestion by providing intelligent transport systems using Japanese technology

Correction on January 25, 2018
The project title was corrected as below;
Before correction
''The Project for Advanced Traffic Information and Management System in parts of Core Bengaluru''
After correction
''The Project for Implementation of Advanced Traffic Information and Management System in Core Bengaluru''

photosigning ceremony

On January 24, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of India in Delhi to provide grant aid of up to 1.276 billion yen for the Project for Implementation of Advanced Traffic Information and Management System in Core Bengaluru.

The project will install an intelligent transportation system (ITS) that combines a traffic information system, a traffic signal control system and other outstanding Japanese technology in the Bengaluru Metropolitan Area in Karnataka State, India, in order to contribute to mitigation of traffic congestion.

The Bengaluru Metropolitan Area, which is the target region of the project, has undergone a substantial increase in population in recent years, and is expected to continue to steadily grow in the future. With this increase in population, the urban traffic volume is also increasing and traffic congestion has become a serious problem due to inadequate public transportation infrastructure. The gridlock during commuting hours in particular is severe, hindering economic activities. Therefore, advancing the mitigation of traffic congestion through the effective use of the existing road transportation infrastructure is a priority in the urban core.

The project will introduce an ITS that will contribute to solving congestion and other traffic problems by providing traffic information and controlling traffic signals. The assistance provided by the ITS will facilitate the effective utilization of the existing road capacity. It is estimated that the maximum and average traffic congestion lengths will be shortened by 30 percent at target intersections* and that the average travel speed will increase by 13 percent during commuting hours (9 to 10 a.m.). By alleviating the traffic congestion, it is expected that the project will improve the urban environment and promote economic growth in the target region.

* The maximum and average congestion lengths were calculated at seven heavily congested intersections out of the 29 target intersections.

[Basic project information]
Country India
Project title The Project for Implementation of Advanced Traffic Information and Management System in Core Bengaluru
Planned implementation period 23 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Karnataka State
Target region, facilities The Bengaluru Metropolitan Area, Karnataka State
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Facility improvements, equipment procurement
Equipment: traffic management center equipment, traffic management devices for 29 intersections in the Bengaluru core (one probe system, queue length measurement systems (72 for 12 locations), automatic traffic counter-cum-classifiers (16 for eight locations), variable message sign systems (three), one internet information provision system, traffic signal systems (for 29 intersections))
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision
As guidance in managing the facilities: operation and maintenance guidance for the transportation information and traffic signal systems

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