Log In

 

Company Name : JICA

Thursday, February 8, 2018 4:16PM IST (10:46AM GMT)

JICA's Grant Cooperation for Intelligent Transport System to Reduce Intersection Queue Length by 30 percent in Bengaluru


JICA Starts Smart Project Using IT to Give Relief to Traffic Stricken City


New Delhi, Delhi, India

> <
  • DignitariesDignitaries shaking hands after completion of ceremony
 
On 24th January 2018, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Grant Agreement with the Government of India to provide grant aid of up to 1,276 million Japanese Yen (approximately INR 70 crores) for "The project for implementation of Advanced Traffic Information and Management System in core Bengaluru.” The project aims to introduce new Intelligent Transport System (ITS) such as traffic signal control systems at 29 intersections together with a traffic control centre in the middle of the city. Once the Project becomes operational, citizens of Bengaluru are expected to experience 13% improvement of the average travel speed in the city centre and 30% reduction of queue length at main intersections.
 
The Grant agreement was signed between Mr. Takema Sakamoto, Chief Representative, JICA India Office and Mr. S. Selvakumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Takema Sakamoto, Chief Representative, JICA India Office said, “The traffic in Bengaluru has been increasing steeply with rapid urbanization and city is well known for its heavy traffic jams. While metros are also a potential solution, where JICA has supported the first phase through ODA Loans, we are now taking another step forward by introducing this new pilot project with cutting edge Information Technology (IT) based system. The Project would optimize the way traffic lights work, reducing long queues at main intersections. Mitigating traffic congestion and normalizing the traffic flow would lead to a more effective utilization of road infrastructure and also should increase road safety. This Project is a pilot in a sense that it would only cover a part of the Megacity. However, we believe that this Project has great potential to be scaled up so as to enhance the long-term vitality of Bengaluru city’s regional economy and to contribute towards reduction of global warming.”
 
The ITS based traffic control system will target the road users of various modes such as vehicles, auto rickshaws, bicycles, and pedestrians, who will eventually receive the benefit of the Project. The implementation of this Project shall be carried out within the right-of-way of the existing road in the city, hence, not affecting the status of the natural or social environment.
 
JICA has already extended 246,736 million Japanese Yen (approximately INR 14,000 crores) through various ODA loans since 1988 for comprehensive development efforts of Karnataka state.

About JICA

Established, by a specific law, as an independent administrative institution under the Government of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation, as a sole Japanese governmental agency in charge of ODA implementation. JICA is the world's largest bilateral donor agency. JICA works as a bridge between Japan and emerging countries, and provides assistance in forms of loan, grant and technical cooperation so that the emerging countries can strengthen their capabilities.

JICA India Office Web: http://www.jica.go.jp/india/english/
JICA India Brochure: http://www.jica.go.jp/india/english/office/others/brochures.html


Click here for Media Contact Details

Ai Tachikawa, JICA India Office, +91 (11) 49097000, Tachikawa.Ai@jica.go.jp

Vini Sharma, +91 (11) 49097000, JICA India Office, sharmavini.id@jica.go.jp

Sahil Raina, MSL India, +91-9873184999, sahil.raina@mslgroup.com


More News from JICA

16/01/2018 4:29PM Image

The Acclaimed Japanese Children Picture Book "Mottainai Grandma" Released in India with JICA Support

JICA facilitated the book launch of the first of its kind picture book for children, ”Mottainai Grandma” by Kodansha Co. Ltd., at the World Book Fair, New Delhi. The book teaches children the importance of lessening ...

11/07/2017 6:38PM Image

Three More Sewerage Treatment Plants Added to Bengaluru this Year with JICA Support

The inauguration ceremony of 3 newly constructed Sewerage Treatment Plants was held for Raja Canal STP, Nagasandra STP and Chikkabanavara STP, whose total treatment capacity is 65 Million Liters per Day.

Similar News

21/05/2018 6:55PM

NioCorp Awards Contract to Rockwell Automation on Groundbreaking Critical Minerals, Mining and Processing Facility in Nebraska

NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX: NB, OTCQX: NIOBF), a developer of superalloy metals, has awarded a major contract to Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) to engineer, design and procure process automation and instrumentation ...

No Image

21/05/2018 6:30PM

Ultra-Low Power Lattice sensAI Leads Mass Market Enablement of Artificial Intelligence in Edge Devices

Accelerates deployment of AI into fast growth consumer and industrial IoT applications including mobile, smart home, smart city, smart factory, and smart car products Optimized to provide ultra-low power (under 1 ...

News Summary

On 24th January 2018, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Grant Agreement with the Government of India to provide grant aid of up to 1,276 million Japanese Yen (approximately INR 70 crores) for "The project for implementation of Advanced Traffic Information and Management System in core Bengaluru."