KCCA Launches traffic control centre to ease congestion
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) launches a Pilot Traffic Control Center that is currently being used to monitor traffic through surveillance cameras across signalized junctions.
KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi says the center so far monitors 12 junctions around Kampala including Kabira, Kira Road Police. junction, Fairway Junction, Bwaise, Sir Appollo Kaggwa, and Bukesa Mengo SS junction, among others with an intention of managing the performance of the traffic network.
Musisi says they believe the center will be one of the strategies of addressing traffic congestion through a signal timing plan that will override the pre-set time in the traffic lights.
The project is a part of the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project supported by JICA and Musisi says KCCA will widen the scope to cover 75 junctions in the next four years.
This while addressing the media at KCCA Headquarters in Kampala.
Meantime Musisi says she will not have any problem with Police continuing to keep presence around these junctions, an issue that caused a stand-off with Police and KCCA last year saying Police is needed to educate and apprehend defaulters.