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Pilot project launched to use modern technology to control traffic congestion

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The police initiated a pilot project this morning in Nugegoda on the High Level Road aiming to use modern technology to control traffic congestion and to arrest errant drivers.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the pilot project was initiated in Nugegoda this morning to monitor the vehicle fleet that are coming towards Colombo from High Level Road. 

He said drone cameras are utilized to monitor the situation. 

“Police , the traffic police headquarters, the STF and Airforce are contributing to this pilot project. The pilot project is implemented on the instructions of the President. We are going to use modern technology in order to control the traffic congestion and to arrest indisciplined drivers. Initially, the pilot project is conducted on the High Level Road. Our idea is to expand the project to Low-Level Road, Galle Road, Negombo Road and Kandy Road. It will be spread to main cities such as Kandy and Kurunegala thereafter,” he said.

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  • Kandy Thursday, 06 May 2021 10:42 AM

    This was started approx. 2 years back but was a flop due to the uncontrollable nos. of vehicles. Roads have limited capacity. Nothing will work until excessive vehicles

    mohandev Thursday, 06 May 2021 12:32 PM

    If SL wants to have a fool proof traffic management system, we must invite Singapore Traffic Authority on how they evolved

    SEYED SHERALI Thursday, 06 May 2021 01:19 PM

    Have a dedicated number where people can sms immediately about traffic violations by the bus drivers, truck drivers and threewheelers.

    Janaka Thursday, 06 May 2021 01:22 PM

    Easily with the cameras already fixed can catch the errant drivers,but not doing drones are very expensive

    cineha Thursday, 06 May 2021 01:24 PM

    We are even unable to enforce lane discipline. How many time they initiated that but given up for no reason.

    K.L Pathirana Thursday, 06 May 2021 08:20 PM

    Another stupid idea that will not work. Until we get rid of all bad habits we can spin the wheel but it won't take us anywhere.

    Sambo Friday, 07 May 2021 08:03 AM

    Over 70% of the drivers on the roads are errant and drive with a death wish.


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