The number of “smart” traffic lights, which are being established in Voronezh within the framework of the Russian-Japanese project, will increase fourfold in the near future, the press office of the regional government said on Tuesday.
The project implementation was discussed at a meeting with the participation of the region’s Governor Alexander Gusev and Japan’s Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Fumihiko Yuki. In particular, the parties have agreed that the number of “smart” traffic lights aimed at preventing traffic congestion will be increased fourfold. They will be installed at 40 road intersections, not ten ones as it was agreed before.
“I consider this project successful, although not infallible. There were minor disruptions in the system but they are removable, and now specialists are completing the adjustment. Mr. Yuki and I have discussed the possibility of expanding this project”, the Governor was quoted as saying.
Also, the parties discussed the prospects for construction of a rail transport system in the city. This issue has been brought up for discussion at the level of a Russian-Japanese working group.
“It is crucial to find the right economic model for the project implementation. Without the state support, the project will not pay off, however, the state will have to contribute a small part in addition to those investments that are expected from the private investor,” Gusev noted.