bandra-worli-sea-linkThe 4.6-km-long Bandra Worli Sealink will be the first project in the state to have an advanced traffic management system installed on it. From emergency call boxes to CCTV cameras, from meteorological censors to road censors, the sealink is set to get a gadget-savvy look once opened. The toll plaza on the sealink will also have a tech-savvy look. The 16 lanes toll plaza will have a dedicated lane for the On Board Unit (OBU) pass holders. Out of the eight lanes on each side, one of the lanes will be exclusively for the pass holders. On this lane, there will be a barrier and trans-receiver 72 metres before the actual toll plaza. Once the OBU is detected by the trans-receiver, the vehicle will get an access to the plaza. The sealink has been connected through fibre optic cables. The cables have been installed on the crash barriers of the sealink. Through the fibre optic network, the system would monitor visibility on the bridge during monsoon and road temperature during summer. This information will be then provided to traffic authorities as well as the motorists through neon signs on the bridge. The sealink is likely to be inaugurated on June 30 at the hands of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Speaking to the media, State Regional Congress President Kripashankar Singh, informed that they would be requesting the state to not apply toll tax on buses so that the commuters are not burdened. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.

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