Intelligent Traffic Systems to ease motoring in Dubai


By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter

Dubai: Traffic flow in Dubai is likely to become at least 15 per cent smoother as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) embarks on a new project to upgrade and enhance traffic signalling systems across the emirate.

To facilitate the project, RTA has created a database of all traffic junctions. In the first phase, the project will involve synchronising and upgrading of 180 signalised junctions.

“The RTA is currently working on an integrated project to synchronise and upgrade databases for 180 main signalised junctions, 60 of them will be completed by the current year, and 120 next year,” said Engineer Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency.

Around 240 surveillance cameras have already been installed at various signalised junctions, the total of which has increased to 412 this year.

The signals, monitored and operated by the state of the art Traffic Control System Centres of RTA, have been installed in keeping with the latest international standards.

Maitha stated that the Agency has sought the assistance of specialised international firms to review and evaluate the performance of traffic signals in order to ensure their high efficiency.

She added that the project was implemented in response to recommendations made by a traffic study conducted by the RTA to improve the performance of the traffic signals in the emirate. More info