Telvent GIT, S.A., a real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that the 4th Annual Urban Mobility Conference and Expo (UMI 2011), organized by the Urban Institute of Transport and promoted by India's Ministry of Urban Development, has awarded MCGM with the Best Smart Transportation System Project Prize in recognition of Mumbai's new traffic control project, an undertaking in which the company has been involved in project development.
This project has enabled improved traffic speed in Mumbai, yielding a 10 percent increase, and a reduction in delays due to bottlenecks occurring on the road network of 17 percent. Furthermore, as a product of the lower consumption levels of the LED-type light signals employed, the project has led to energy savings of up to 40 percent. These advantages will help make Mumbai a more sustainable city by reducing problems resulting from air and noise pollution, alleviate traffic congestion due to motor vehicles, and increase user safety by lowering the number of traffic accidents.
Telvent has implemented the city's Traffic Police Control Center; a data center via satellite installed in the Control Center of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), in addition to the ITACA (Intelligent Adaptive Area Traffic Control) system that enables real-time information from 253 intersections to be gathered and administered. Through this technological support, MCGM operators will be able to monitor potential incidents occurring throughout the road network, empowered with faster and more effective responsiveness to unforeseen events, and carry out preventive system maintenance.
According to Telvent Chairman and CEO, Ignacio González, "We are proud to have worked with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on developing the traffic control center for the city of Mumbai, which has not only enhanced mobility in Mumbai, but also led to a considerable reduction in Mumbai's energy expenditure and pollution levels as the result of more effective management of the city's road infrastructures."
The 4th UMI, revolving around the theme of "Sustainable Mobility", took place December 3-6 in New Delhi, and included, under the auspices of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD) the 6th EST Asia Forum (Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum), enjoying participation from more than 20 Asian countries. Defined as a forum of encounter and debate on sustainable transportation-related options, measures and technologies, the conference awards a total of ten prizes to acknowledge good practices in urban transportation projects, including the Best Mass Transit Project and Best Integrated Multimodal Transportation System awards.