Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has decided to install solar powered traffic signal system at nine crossroads of the city.
In the first phase of the project, civic body plans to install solar traffic signals at nine squares which include Patrakar Colony, Gopur square, Chanakyapuri square, White Church, Kalani Nagar, Anand Bazar square, Pipliyahan square, MR-9 and Footi Kothi.
“Initially, IMC will install solar powered traffic signals at three squares including White Church, Footi Kothi and MR-9 on a trial run,” said IMC’s road and transport department wing in-charge Dilip Sharma. He said that they have completed the measurement work for these three squares. “The project would be carried out in a phase-wise manner,” he added.
Under the project, conventional traffic lights would be removed and the fresh system would be installed at chosen crossings. These signals will be inter-connected with the wireless system so as to be synchronised with each other for smooth regulation of traffic. Light emitting diodes (LED) will be used in signal lights, which last for years and are energy efficient and produces a significant amount of light.