Source: News Bharati English09 Feb 2017 16:14:06

New Delhi, February 9: The government is going to start Highways Advisory Services to provide real time traffic updates on 12 National Highways in 13 States through All India Radio. Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said highway radio services would be started on various national highways spread across 13 states.Highways Minister said that phase one of the pilot project was implemented on Delhi-Jaipur National Highway No.8. He said, in Delhi, Alwar and Jaipur, real time traffic updates of duration five minutes each, is being provided in 18 bulletins everyday through All India Radio Stations.

Phase I of the pilot project on Highway Advisory Services to provide real time traffic updates was implemented on Delhi-Jaipur NH-8 and the pilot project was implemented under the World Bank Technical Assistance programme, he added.

"Phase II of the pilot project, which is also being funded under the World Bank Technical Assistance programme, wherein the pilot will be implemented on more stretches, has been approved," he noted.

Through All India Radio stations in Delhi, Alwar and Jaipur, real time traffic updates of duration five minutes each, was provided in 18 bulletins every day. The information was provided on traffic congestion, accidents, toll plaza waiting times, weather conditions, road diversions and road safety education," Gadkari said.