EFKON India successfully implemented Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) at Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and was completed in less than one year at an investment of Rs. 26.8 crores. The systems were demonstrated to the key officials of Noida city in the presence of national media.
More than 70,000 vehicles are passing through this expressway daily, with 80% traffic consisting of four-wheelers. Since its inception in 2002, Noida-Greater Noida Expressway has been the site of hundreds of road accidents caused by speeding, unauthorized parked vehicles, and vehicles travelling in the reverse direction. Moreover, there are initiatives to make this expressway a safe zone for commuters during the night.
93 closed-circuit television cameras have been installed on the 23.6 km stretch providing 24x7 live coverage on the expressway. There are about 24 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, which provide speed details along with alerts in case of stolen vehicles. There are 15 Video Incident Detection System (VIDS) cameras that raise an alarm when a vehicle is found to be parked on the expressway or moves in the reverse direction. There are 13 large display units, Variable Message Sign (VMS) on the highway informing the road users about the traffic conditions, traffic rules, and weather conditions.
In the event of an accident or an incident, a rescue vehicle is immediately sent to save precious lives and clear the traffic. There are 24 Emergency Call Boxes (ECBs) from where road uses can connect to the control room in the event of an emergency or when they are looking for directions or information regarding amenities. Also, the expressway is under 24/7 surveillance, which helps to curb crime on the expressway.
Another important feature of this system is that it comes with a mobile application that allows road users to access live information of any incident on the highway along with the nearest amenities such as hospitals, petrol pumps, police stations, etc. There is also a facility of a hot dial on the mobile application to connect to the control room directly.
The Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) gave EFKON India the contract to upgrade the Toll Collection and Management System at Delhi-Noida and Mayur Vihar Link Toll Plazas.
The DND Flyway grew out of a need to bridge the growing population of Delhi with its neighbours across the Yamuna. The Mayur Vihar Link Road was proposed to be developed to shorten the travel distance for people residing in Mayur Vihar and others accessing the areas in its vicinity.
Since its construction, the DND Flyway and MVL road have seen substantial growth in traffic through the plazas giving rise to increased waiting times, especially during peak hours, making it a major hassle for road users. More than 135,000 vehicles pass through these plazas every day, making it one business toll project in the world.
EFKON’s Toll Management System (TMS) is a smart way of collecting toll through electronic and manual methods. The system is designed to ensure zero-leakage and smooth traffic flow.
The new systems support the existing Infrared Based Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) as well as the TAGs based on passive Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. This, along with the use of handhelds, help to significantly reduce the waiting time leading to an excellent road-journey experience for the users.
The project was completed before October 2015.
The Outer Ring Road (ORR) was aimed to develop well-planned and well-connected urban settlements around the Hyderabad Metropolitan area. EFKON India installed the Toll Management System (TMS) at 19 interchanges of ORR in Hyderabad with a total of 157 Manual and TouchnGo-lanes and 23 Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) lanes.
The road aims to improve connectivity and decongest the traffic flow on the existing major arterials between the outer suburbs of Greater Hyderabad. The objectives are to decongest metropolitan area and inner ring road to meet future demand, provide orbital linkage to radial arterial roads, develop further satellite townships, and provide linkage to the proposed MRTS and Bus system, provide faster access to the International Airport and connect urban nodes.
The Government of Telangana formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the development of the ORR, called the “Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited” (HGCL), with equity participation from INCAP (40%) and HUDA (60%). Currently, INCAP holds 26%, and the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) holds 74% of the equity in HGCL.
EFKON India completed the pilot of Nationwide Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) program in partnership with AXIS Bank. This pilot project has been seen and appreciated by the Indian Highway Management Company (IHMCL), and AXIS Bank rolled this program all over the country.
EFKON has customized the ETC software platform in a record time of 90 days. The execution of this software was completely developed by EFKON India’s in-house team of highly capable technology experts.This platform supports multi-channel distribution and recharge of
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), TAGs, inventory management, concessionaire settlement, and a very extensive portal for multiple stakeholders, including road users. The platform is scalable to support millions of transactions every day.
With the development of the project, EFKON India entered an elite club of Global Intelligent Transport Solutions players with platforms to support the nationwide toll, ETC implementation.
EFKON India was awarded the work of conducting traffic surveys, twice every year at 625 locations on National Highways in the states of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Pondicherry, for five years.
The surveys are being conducted with the state-of-the-art sensors that would give up to 95% accuracy on vehicle classification and 98% on vehicle count on Indian roads.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) assigned Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) for conducting traffic surveys on national highways in India using portable Automatic Traffic Counter-cum-Classifiers (ATCC) on identified locations on National Highways.
IHMCL got incorporated with equity participation of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Concessionaires, and Financial Institutions for implementation of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) and Intelligent Transportation System and other related activities on the highways in India.
India has seen a massive improvement in terms of Road Network quality in major trunk roads and new expressways with Government investment and Government Private Partnerships. However, in the absence of a uniform ETC implementation across all toll plazas, the congestion at toll booths was also on the rise.
AXIS Bank, the third-largest private bank in India, was awarded the contract by Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL) for providing and managing Nationwide Central Clearing House (CCH) services for issuance of interoperable RFID Tags and clearing, settlement of ETC transactions across all plazas.
IHMCL initiates this program. It is a company owned by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) jointly with its concessionaires and financial Institutions. It is targeted to give the road commuters an experience of seamless movement across India.
Axis Bank selected EFKON India as their solution provider and implementation partner for the Nationwide ETC roll-out due to our strength and proven experience of building and running Nationwide Clearing House and expertise to design, development, implementation, and support more than 915 toll lanes in India.