Smart traffic light system to be installed in Kathmandu valley

KATHMANDU: The Department of Roads (DoR) is preparing to install ‘Intelligent Traffic Light System’ at assorted locations inside Kathmandu valley.

According to the department, the lights will be managed from the equipment based on the pressure/jam of vehicles of the concerned areas under this new system.

Krishna Nath Ojha, Chief of Vehicle and Traffic Management Section under the DoR said, the lights at every crossroads are being managed differently. Now, it will be brought under the same management after the installation of the new system.

“Traffic police used to determine how long to keep the red or green lights depending on the pressure or jam of vehicles. However, with the installation of the new system, it will carry out the task automatically,” Ojha shared.

Meanwhile, the department has started managing ‘smart traffic lights’ for the first time in Nepal. It has been installing traffic lights on the roads with heavy traffic since last two years.

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