Traffic in Mumbai and across India

We have returned to Mumbai to attend the 7th edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo. After 2 years, we found an ever busier and tenser city scape. In the last 6 years, the number of cars in Mumbai has increased from 20.28 to 33.52 lakh (3 352 000). It is now faster to walk to your destination than to drive. To tackle the issue of congestion, the Traffic Police Commissioner has turned to the public. Along side professionals, Mumbai locals can suggest solutions to improve traffic conditions.  Across India, the situation is even worse. In Bengaluru, the average travelling speed is just 15.5 km/h and that’s not even the slowest recorded traffic.

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2018

At the end of October, hundreds of exhibitors and delegates have travelled to Mumbai to discuss the development of Indian roads. Large numbers of State Goverments Officials visited the exhibition in search for monitoring and enforcement solutions. The MetroCount booth was, once again, very popular. Familiar with our RoadPod® VT tube counter, our visitors wanted to know more about our permanent monitoring solutions.

Similar to other parts of the world, inductive loop sensors are widely used in India. In most cases, these systems are not actively recording traffic due to failure or lack of maintenance.  With the capacity to be retrofitted to inductive loop sensors, the RoadPod® VL loop counter is a a great, cost-effective solution. Since it guarantees the MetroCount reliability and accuracy, this system has raised a lot of interest.

MetroCount also offers the RoadPod® VP, an advanced counter using piezoelectic strips. These sensors collect the same axle-data as tube counter, but on a long-term basis. Taking into consideration your research goals, survey location, road surface and traffic conditions, our traffic data specialists will advise you on the best solution. Get in touch with us to learn more!

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