TOP

KCCA launches traffic control center

By Juliet Waiswa

Added 20th November 2018 08:00 AM

In future the center will have a wall map showing the road network, monitor showing real time traffic conditions, computers which will get faults alerts, parking guidance, among others.

Kcca3 703x422

In future the center will have a wall map showing the road network, monitor showing real time traffic conditions, computers which will get faults alerts, parking guidance, among others.

PIC  Executive Director KCCA Jennifer Musisi (right) addressing journalists as director of traffic Steven Kasiima and communication officer KCCA Traffic control center Tom Mayengo looks on during the launch of pilot traffic control Center at City hall on November 19, 2018.  Photo by Nancy Nanyonga

INFRASTRUCTURE

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), executive director Jennifer Musisi has launched a pilot traffic control center in order to control traffic jam in the city.

The traffic control centre is capable of remote strategic control, it can remotely monitor and correct faults at the signals.

Musisi said at the centre, in case one of the red lights at the junction failed, a notification will be sent to the in station unit.

Musisi said that in addition, if the national power grid is off and the signals are running on UPS, a notification would be sent to the in section. The UPS can run for at least 8 hours.

 eft to right  eputy xecutive irector  ame serunkuma xecutive irector  ennifer usisi and deputy director   artin ekagya   during the launch of pilot traffic control entre at ity hall hoto by ancy anyonga (Left to right ) Deputy Executive Director KCCA, Jame Sserunkuma, Executive Director KCCA Jennifer Musisi and deputy director ICT KCCA Martin Sekagya during the launch of pilot traffic control Centre at City hall. Photo by Nancy Nanyonga

 

The operators inside the control centre will monitor the radio communication of the field activities for the traffic wardens, ambulance, enforcement staff and security personnel.

Musisi added that currently there are 40 cameras deployed and yet to be connected on the fibre network in addition to the installed Police cameras.

In future the center will have a wall map showing the road network, monitor showing real time traffic conditions, computers which will get faults alerts, parking guidance, among others.

Police director in charge Traffic and Road Safety, Dr.Stephen Kasiima explained that the move will see the city register less traffic jams especially during peak hours.

“ We have been receiving several complaints from the public over traffic jam. I hope this will help reduce on traffic jam.

The center is constructed with part of the funding from Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project( KIIDP II). The funding is U$175m.

Related Articles

More From The Author

Related articles