As announced by the Roads and Transport (RTA). soon a major fraction of the roads in Dubai will be fortified with smart traffic management systems, thus leading the impetus on upgrading the network of roads across the city.
The work on the upgradation of the roads was kickstarted last year under the RTA’s Smart Traffic Systems Project. The project is expected to cover about 60% of the road infrastructure in Dubai while a quarter of the measure has already been finished. This was announced by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.
The project is part of the larger motives of Dubai to designate itself as the smartest city globally. The measure seeks to transform the road infrastructure, making it ‘smart’ and managing traffic more effectively.
Al Tayer visited the site of the newly installed Traffic Control Centre at Al Barsha that is considered as crucial to the expansion of the smart systems. He said that the project will go a long way in detecting accidents and mishaps in a shorter frame of time, thus enabling authorities to respond more rapidly. Moreover, the system is also geared towards reducing traffic snarls and chaos, especially in view of the upcoming Expo 2020.