I know that London is one of the most hi-tech traffic regulated cities in the world – it has the most number of cameras monitoring public that are used to regulate traffic and apparently help defend against crime.

Bangalore will soon be up there in that hi-tech list.

B-TRAC project aims to do phenomenal improvements to our current traffic system.

London also has implemented “congestion charges” to enter certain roads/areas of city during certain time windows. We may also get that here in Bangalore, as per the suggestions in the article.

This seems to be a nice idea…

What say you?

4 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on May 9th, 2006 @ 5:31 pm


    Great post! Yes, I do remember reading that bit about London and its camera:person ratio!

    In Singapore (I forget the name of the system) but essentially, overhead scanners interact with onboard car chips & deduct toll charges for entry into specific roads! The idea behind that scheme is similar to B-TRAC’s : deter traffic pileups & reduce congestion !



  2. BangaloreGuy (unregistered) on May 9th, 2006 @ 7:36 pm

    Lot of gimmicry and buffoonery.
    These folks dont *know* how to handle basic traffic situations adequately – or to enforce the basic tenets of road safety.

    I think an appropriate example of what these guys are doing is the space one – NASA going for a pen that can write against/without gravity, and the Russians going for a pencil.

    There is an urgent and crying need for the basics to be set right – if that’s not done, nothing else will help. btw, I think there are cameras now, at select locations – one of the Infantry Road junctions for instance.

  3. Jace (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

    I’d love to see how they plan to collect charges for entering the central areas without causing a traffic pileup in the process. Do they plan to install electronic systems? How are they going to convince the populace to pay for those on-car electronics and waive their privacy? If they try, you can bet people will be up in arms demanding better public transport first.

  4. Kanth (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm


    Very valid questions!

    I think the project folks will take lessons from here:


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