New centre will monitor traffic
A new traffic control centre is to be built in Al Barsha to cover the road network in the area. The plan by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will expand the use of cameras and technology for monitoring traffic movement, such as mobile cameras. There will also be mobile and virtual messaging signs ( VMS) to inform road users about the traffic conditions, especially during emergencies or when construction work is under way. Matar Al Tayer, Director-General of RTA, announced the plan during an inspection tour to Deira Traffic Systems Control Centre (pictured above). The Deira centre is linked to 455 junctions and 356 cameras which help gauge congestion, detect accidents and breakdowns and calculate journey times.