Azerbaijan creates intellectual transport management centre
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 3 / Trend I. Khalilova /
An intellectual transport management centre was registered with the authorised capital of 100 manat on October 28 at the Azerbaijani Ministry of Taxes, the ministry's official website said on Thursday.
The founder of the centre is the State Property Committee and the legal representative is Elnur Abdullayev.
A new intellectual transport management system in Azerbaijan will be commissioned in December, Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov said earlier.
"The second and third stages of the system will cover the Absheron Peninsula, as well as all major highways and roads throughout the country," he said.
Mr. Mammadov said that the equipment imported from the U.S was initially used while creating the system. This equipment does not require an additional amount of work while expanding the coverage zone of intellectual systems. After all three stages are finished, the system will be controlled from the Baku centre.
The increase in the project cost is associated with the improvement of some of the system's functions, in accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers' decision on the implementation of several measures to prevent terrorist acts. The initial cost of the project totalled $77 million, but as a result of making additions and changes, the cost has now increased by $19 million.
In particular an increase in video streaming and recording was needed and the number of information terminals was increased from 300 to 664 units. The number of Baku street information boards that were planned to be installed rose from 20 to 48 units.
It is planned to create about 639 sites for buses and about 140 sites for taxis. These operations are conducted jointly with the Azerbaijani traffic police and the Korean specialists involved in the installation of the intellectual system. The new system also envisages the installation of about 150 new electronic traffic lights.