Economy & Market
JICA to provide Rs.400-cr loan for Delhi Expressway
Japanese lending arm JICA will provide Rs 400 crore loan to India for computerised traffic control on the under-construction Delhi eastern peripheral highway linking Haryana. It will cover the 135-km tolled access control highway starting at Kundli in Sonipat and ending at Palwal, Faridabad.
An Intelligent Transport System (ITS) will be deployed on Delhi Eastern Peripheral Expressway to monitor traffic volume and control congestion at toll gates, JICA said. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is constructing the Delhi Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE). "We expect that this project would not only promote regional socioeconomic development, but (also) improve urban environment through mitigation of traffic jams and decrease of pollution caused by increasing vehicles in urban areas," said Takema Sakamoto, Chief Representative, JICA India.
The Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) will be launched to reduce traffic congestion and accidents and the Toll Management System (TMS) will shorten queues at toll gates. ATMS will collect information on road, traffic and weather conditions at traffic control centres and transmit it to road users 24 hours per day throughout the year.