Date to commence intellectual transport management system in Azerbaijan publicized

Business Materials 14 April 2009 13:24 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 14 / corr Trend N.Ismayilova, E.Ismayilov /

The Azerbaijani Transport Ministry plans to commission the intellectual transport management system in Baku in April 2011, Transport Policy and Economy Department Head Sadraddin Mammadov said on Apr. 14.

The intelligent system will enable population to reduce the time lost in transport, will streamline traffic and relieve tension in the transport system.

"The project has been developed. We have submitted it to project controlling company for examination. [...] it is planned to commission the system in April 2011," Mammadov said.

The Transport Ministry will review the results of examination and submit its conclusion and proposals. Afterwards, work under the project will be continued," Mammadov said.

As of preliminary calculations, 64 million manats is required to realize the project.

The construction of the intellectual management in Baku is scheduled to complete by May 10, 2010. The foundation ceremony was held on Apr. 6, Mammadov said.

The agreement signed by the Azerbaijani Transport Ministry provides for a Control Centre in Baku, like the Urban Transport Centre in Seoul. Under the first stage of the project, the center will focus on Baku and later Absheron.

Under the establishment of intellectual system in Baku it is planned to set up approximately 450 bus stops of new type, to be provided with electronic board enabling to observe over traffic and movement of buses (by the help of satellite). Furthermore, boards and cameras installed in the bus-stops will enable to monitor efficiency of the location of bus-stops, as well as its necessity and use of the population.

Intellectual system envisages installing around 150 new electronic traffic-lights, Mammadov said.

The number of traffic lights and bus stops will be rationalized once this system is introduced.

The number of traffic lights and bus stops has been cut down as a result of construction of the bridges and pedestrian crossings in Baku. The establishment of the system will enable to send immediate information to the central control point about the movement of vehicles, speed, bus-stops, traffic accidents and traffic jams.

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