To improve road safety and reduce incident response time, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will implement upgraded and forward-looking Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) Standards and Specifications 2023.
About Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) Standards
- Aim: To enhance road safety, reducing incidence response time and digital enforcement on national highways and expressways.
- The new standard includes the following features
- It provides for implementation of digital highways by developing integrated utility corridors along the national highways to develop optic fibre cables (OFC) infrastructure.
- Under the new standards, the existing VIDS cameras will be replaced with the Video Incident Detection and Enforcement System (VIDES) to emphasize the digital enforcement of traffic rules.
- For comprehensive coverage, these cameras are slated for installation every 10 km along national Highways and the feeds from these cameras will be integrated at the command and control centres located at every 100 km
- Vehicle speed detection system (VSDS) is now integrated into VIDES, optimizing use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras.
- Depending on the detected incident, VIDES will alert route patrol vehicles or ambulances, generate e-challans, relay alerts to nearby variable messaging boards, or send notifications through ‘Rajmargyatra’ mobile app to nearby travellers
- These measures play an active role in disaster management by providing inputs for effective planning and implementation.
- It will also provide online sharing of highway status and other important information that will help both the agencies and the highway users.
Q1) What is Rajmarg Yatra app
The Rajmarg Yatra app is a citizen-centric unified mobile application launched by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on August 5, 2023. The app is available in both English and Hindi and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.