Automation of operations - A viable option for comprehensive traffic management.
Managing the deployment of workforce has been the Achilles heel of holistic traffic management. This is where automation can be the game-changing technology to not only streamline the operations, but also enhance the efficiency of the sector in the long run.
The advanced technology has been of significant importance to streamline complex operations across industries. In the wake of increasing challenges owing to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, efficiency has taken a hit. Likewise, traffic management has become a tedious task due to the rapid changes in the paradigm with lockdown rules being altered every other week.
Earlier, in metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, etc., lesser traffic circles ensured fewer challenges for the authorities. However, since 2019, the situation has changed completely. There are 53 traffic circles in the national capital and easing of lockdown rules has meant that the number of vehicles on the roads have increased significantly and abruptly.
According to a recent survey, road accidents surged by nearly 150 per cent in some of the preceding months in New Delhi. On the other hand, Mumbai too witnessed more traffic congestion. Some of the metro cities have also reported increased violations, dealing a huge blow to the authorities who are scrambling to avoid disruptions.
There is a huge shortage of workforce and the implications have been far-reaching. Managing the deployment of the existing workforce has also been the Achilles heel of holistic traffic management. This is where automation can be the game-changing technology to not only streamline the operations in the sector, but also enhance the efficiency in the long run.
Using critical data derived from analytics can be of great importance, having made a huge difference in other industries over the last few years. Many CIP (critical infrastructure protection) firms have come up with revolutionary tools to bridge certain gaps across various sectors. Likewise, a critical infrastructure protection firm, ACSG Corp, in sync with the ‘Make in India’ initiative has developed an automation analytics tool that is capable of eliminating the bottlenecks and ensuring efficient traffic management, even in highly-congested cities with complex hierarchy.
Through such tools, the authorities can ensure deployment of traffic police personnel to bridge the long-standing gap. Real-time information and credible data can make the entire process smooth, especially with a fortnight action plan in place. The active personnel can be deployed to various traffic circles by sending alerts to ranges, districts and circles. This could help in formulating future strategies and automating the entire procedure for better decision-making.
New-age tools and software are undoubtedly becoming an integral part of every given sector. It is important to identify gaps in the critical infrastructure paradigm and use advanced technology to good effect for eliminating disruptive elements and increasing the possibilities in every sphere.