Robotic Systems to be Installed on Pakistani Highways

On highways M1, M2, M3, and M4 in two years, the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) is set to install Integrated Transport System (ITS).

The National Highway Authority (NHA) and the Motorway Police have signed a contract to install ITS, according to an NHMP official who announced on Thursday.

According to the source, this new technique will end commuter motorway delays. The Lahore-Sialkot motorway, he claimed, already has a fully automated system in which drivers only pay fines and toll charges when they leave the highway.

The representative claimed that when violators exit the road, the ITS system sends them challans. However, given the numerous challenges, Pakistan might not see the same system’s deployment.

He gave the example of how it can be challenging to assign the challan when a single car is frequently utilized by several family members. He continued by saying that it is very challenging for ITS to locate unregistered automobiles with open letters.

He claimed that a robust database is necessary for an accurate and effective ITS system. Despite challenges, the ITS system represents a significant advancement for the NHMP’s modernization initiatives.

In the future years, the ITS system would transform how challans are issued and enforced on Pakistan’s national highways and motorways, he said, adding that road users will be able to pay the challan in addition to the toll fee.