At Worli Sea Face, the BMC turned on the first “aesthetic traffic signal” in the city. All of the LED lights on the signal pole glow and change color as the traffic light alternates between green, yellow, and red.
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“In-house fitting was performed. This makes it safer for pedestrians because the lights make it easier for drivers to see the signals from a distance. This is a prototype project, and soon additional spots on Worli Sea Face will have LED signals as well, according to Sharad Ughade, assistant municipal commissioner for G North Ward.
A pilot initiative in Mumbai’s Worli Sea Face has changed the way people think about traffic lights. In essence, the current endeavor improves traffic light visibility instead of the standard set of traffic signal lights.
Due to changes made to the lighting pole itself, the light parameter now covers a broader surface area. When a pole is equipped with LED lights, the entire pole illuminates with every light change instead of just the typical overhead light at intersections.
The task was taken up by BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). Although the project is now only visible as a single unit, there are plans to add more of these lights. The new traffic signal design is being praised for its “aesthetic appeal” in addition to its functional advantages. It was difficult to synchronize the LED lights with the traffic signal system and bend the LED lights as needed.