Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 8 /Trend, E.Ismayilov/
The activities to implement the first phase of the intellectual traffic management system in Azerbaijan, which will cover Baku, will complete in October-November this year, the head of the economy and transport policy department of the Transport Ministry of Azerbaijan Sadraddin Mammadov said.
He said all necessary equipment within creating the system in Baku has already been delivered to the country and is currently in the process of installation. The maximum period of commissioning the system scheduled for the end of year.
"The system also includes control over the bus drivers, which includes identification of the driver, driver's compliance with requirements," said Mammadov.
The intellectual traffic management system project is prepared with the possibility of expanding the coverage of its activities. At the first stage, the system will cover Baku, in the second stage - the Absheron Peninsula, in the last stage - the whole country. After the implementation of all three phases, the system will be controlled from the center in Baku.
The initial cost of the project totaled $77 million. But as a result of making additions and changes to the project, the project cost increased by $19 million.
The increase in the project cost is associated with the improvement of system's certain functions, in accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers' decision on the implementation of several measures to prevent terrorist acts.
In particular, an increase in video streaming and recording was ensured. The number of information terminals was increased up to 664 units. The number of information boards, planned to be installed in the streets of Baku, was increased from 20 to 48 units within the operations.
The representatives of the Ministry earlier said that the cost of intellectual transport management system in Baku increased from $ 77 million to about $ 100 million.
It is planned to create about 639 sites for buses and about 140 sites for taxis. These operations are conducted jointly with the traffic police and Korean specialists, involved in the preparation of an intellectual system.
The intellectual system involves the installation of about 150 new electronic traffic lights.