Drive into Delhi's BRT corridor at your own peril

Round-the-clock monitoring to catch offenders


Shivani Chaturvedi | February 4, 2011

Operation control and data centre at DIMTS office
Operation control and data centre at DIMTS office

White ambassador cars with red/blue beacon lights and screeching siren, running down the bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand is a common sight.

With the launch of operation control and data centre (OCC) that will capture any such intrusions, such violators will be prosecuted.

Operation control and data centre (OCC) run by Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), a state transport body, was inaugurated by the Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday.

Explaining how the system works, an official from DIMTS said intelligent signalling systems (ISS) have been installed on BRT corridor. There are detectors on the junctions and in the radius of 150 to 200 metres before the crossing.

"Information regarding any traffic violation goes from detector to controller (a device) and then to the centre. If any private vehicle enters BRT lane it will be recorded. Photo of the vehicle, time and date are all captured. List of violations will be sent to the transport department which in turn is suppose to book the violator," he said.

Demonstrating a live example he showed how the details of a white ambassador car with blue beacon light running on the BRT corridor at Siri Fort junction on Friday was captured by the OCC.   

"The car wearing Haryana registration number violated the traffic rule at nine minutes past noon. The owner will be challaned," assured an official.

Further, the OCC will monitor reduction in vehicular delays at junctions, safe and convenient movement for pedestrians and non-motorised vehicles  Not only this, location of the low-floor Delhi transport corporation (DTC) buses operating on any of the routes in Delhi can be tracked through the centre.

The centre has a sophisticated monitoring and control system for efficient management of traffic flow. Traffic and signal monitoring is done through multi-screen video walls. There are hi-tech support systems like precision climate control, modular UPS, VESDA and FM 200 fire detection and suppression systems, CCTV and electronic access control integrated as part of its building management system.  

The OCC is the hub for intelligent signalling system, automatic vehicle location system (AVLS), automatic fare collection system (AFCS), stage carriage operations including BRT and private state carriage bus concession operations. 

There are a dozen people at the centre working in three shifts round the clock. Data is updated  every 10 seconds. 





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