Traffic Signals and Public Transport Control Centre proves effective

posted Sep 6, 2013, 3:43 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated Sep 6, 2013, 3:43 AM ]
After 8 months of operation, the Da Nang Traffic Signals and Public Transport Control Centre has helped to ensure traffic order at local intersections and alleviate traffic congestion during rush hours.

The centre is connected to 64 traffic light systems and 33 surveillance cameras at local intersections which has allowed local relevant agencies to monitor all major traffic areas in the inner-city.

The Director of the Centre, Mr Dang Nam Son, said that the interconnected system, which has replaced the old sub-regional traffic light system on local streets, has been programmed by Spanish experts to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.

A technician monitoring traffic via camera systems

Along the city’s major traffic axes, the timing of the lights has been adjusted to give longer periods on green in order to alleviate traffic congestion at busy intersections.

In addition, thanks to the installation of the traffic surveillance cameras, local relevant agencies are now able to detect and deal with traffic violations based on images recorded by the cameras and sent to them from the control centre.

(Source: Danang Today)