Smart Traffic signals shall be installed around Islamabad and its main attribute will be to function as per the traffic load. This has been announced recently by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
In the first stage, the project aims to install 20 smart signals on various roads in the city, which will be later duplicated across the capital.
The CDA has said that these devices have optical sensors which change the timings of the green and red lights based on the traffic size. These will visually process the number of vehicles and the timing will be altered automatically. This will decrease the need for physical intervention at traffic intersections and travelers will also profit from reduced wait times.
This step was taken with an aim to boost smooth traffic flow and curb traffic jams at various intersections especially during peak hours. Additionally, 20 display timer devices will be placed at important and major cross-sections.