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Jakarta Post

New traffic control system, buses hoped to ease congestion

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, May 25 2011   /  07:00 am

With Rp 6 billion (US$702,000) in central government support, the Bali provincial authority will install an area traffic control system (ATCS) in strategic locations around Denpasar, Kuta, Nusa Dua and other high-volume areas to ease chronic traffic congestions that plague those places.

Made Santha, head of the province’s transportation office, said the system has already been successfully applied in several Southeast Asian countries. “It has been proven to alleviate traffic jams in Singapore.”

The ATCS is an integrated system connecting all traffic lights, CCTVs and other traffic signals with a monitoring office at the police headquarters.

“Staff at the headquarters will closely monitor traffic conditions in particular areas and will redirect congested routes to less jam-packed areas,” he said.

The office would begin installing the traffic control ...