The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has entered into an agreement with the Bihar State Bridge Corporation for use of high speed traffic models in Patna to decongest the city's main roads of heavy vehicular density.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) of IIT-Delhi and the Bihar State Bridge Development Corporation (BSBDC) in this regard, sources said.
As per the MOU, BSBDC can use Swap Based Traffic Interchange (SBTI) and GSUI (Grade Separated U-turn Interchange) models developed by IIT-Delhi, which will be used here for the first time in the country, BSBDC chairman Sanjeev Hans told reporters.
The two models will be applied at three busy intersections on Bailey Road within a distance of 1.7 km from the Lalit Bhawan to the Patna High Court.
Hans, accompanied by Anup Chawla, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT-Delhi, who represented FITT, said the design models are apt for a city like Patna where there is paucity of land.
The SBTI design, which will be applied at the intersection near the busy Punaichak, will ensure free right turn and not require deployment of any traffic police.
Hans said the designs, a presentation of which was given to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was found efficient.
Chawla said innovative traffic designs will ensure traffic signal free movement of vehicles along the stretch which is presently choc-a-bloc, particularly in the day time.
Hans said the foundation is going for a patent of the models and in future if somebody wants to opt for them, it has to approach the BSBDC.
According to a survey, the traffic density on this stretch of Bailey Road, which houses important government offices and where an international museum is also coming, is presently 2000 passenger car units.