CCTV road traffic centre officially launched in Yangon

By SU MYAT MON | FRONTIER

YANGON — A traffic command centre built to aid the fight against Yangon’s chronic road congestion has officially opened for operations, regional security minister Col. Tin Aung Tun told lawmakers Monday.

“We have just started operations today,” he said at the Yangon Hluttaw, in front of a slide presentation at traffic officers working at the People’s Park control centre.

Altogether, 18 police officers will be based in shifts at the centre, which has the power to remotely alter intervals on traffic lights at some of the commercial capital’s busiest intersections.

A total of 140 intersections across 25 townships have been fitted with CCTV relays since February 2016 at a budgeted cost of K2.5 billion, allowing officers at the centre to assess conditions on the roads and alleviate traffic jams.

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A further 14 intersections are slated for CCTV upgrades under the program.

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