New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched first Intelligent Transport System (ITS) on 6 Lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway at Dasna, Ghaziabad on December 23, 2021. "This revolutionary state of the art technology will achieve traffic efficiency by minimizing traffic problems, efficient infrastructure usage, enriching users with prior information about traffic and reduce travel time as well as enhance safety and comfort of commuters," said Nitin Gadkari.
He also inaugurated and laid of foundation stone for 6 National Highway projects in Meerut with a total cost of Rs 8,364 crore. Gadkari said with these projects it will be easy for the farmers of the area to take their crops to the market, which will lead to their economic upliftment. He said being a big center of industry, these new highways will lead Meerut on a new path of development.
Addressing the gathering at the foundation Stone Laying and Inauguration of 3 National Highway Projects worth Rs 755 Crore in Muzaffarnagar Shri Gadkari emphasized on welfare of farmers by leveraging technology and research for economic prosperity . He stressed on the importance of Ethanol, Hydrogen and other bio-fuels for overall progress , self sufficiency and sustainable development.
An intelligent transportation system (ITS) is an advanced application which aims to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management and enable users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated, and 'smarter' use of transport networks.
ITS are the control and information systems that use integrated communications and data processing technologies for the purposes of: improving the mobility of people and goods. increasing safety, reducing traffic congestion and managing incidents effectively.