RTA Dubai undertakes project for expansion of Smart Traffic Systems
In implementation of the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed an AED 590 million project for the expansion of the smart traffic systems, in a session chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors.
The Project entails upgrading and expanding the smart traffic systems in Dubai by providing an integrated infrastructure of smart traffic systems in the Emirate, and the construction of a new traffic management system. It will facilitate the management of traffic bottlenecks and accidents, enhance the safety of road users, and ease personal mobility.
“This Project is one of the key deliverables of RTA’s Innovation Lab (Masar 2030) endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It encompasses the design and construction of an integrated infrastructure for Dubai smart traffic systems and the construction of a new Traffic Control Centre at Al Barsha. It envisages lifting the smart system coverage of Dubai roads network from the present 11% to 60%,” said Al Tayer.
“The Project will also cut the time of detecting accidents and congestions build up and accordingly accelerate the response time. It will also provide instant traffic information to the public about roads network via new Variable Messaging Signs and smart apps. The Project will also step up the management of traffic movement at major events, such as Expo 2020,” he added.