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These remote-controlled objects can emit yellow, red, and white light, and will replace the solar and retro-reflective road studs used now.
These studs make the yellow line on the middle of the road more visible," M.A. Saleem, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic (East), said.
Twenty such studs imported from Switzerland have been laid on the 300-metre stretch of road from High Grounds Police Station to the Ministers' bungalows, forming part of T. Chowdaiah Road.
They cost Rs. 5 lakh. Each of them has 10 high intensity light emission devices on either side, which consume five amperes of power.
The roads are cut 1.5-cm wide and 6-cm deep to install the studs which are interconnected by underground cables.
The policeman at the traffic umbrella controls the frequency and brightness of the light emission.
They are said to be effective even in misty conditions and on subways and underpasses.
"As the visibility of the studs can be programmed, the driver can see the road divisions more clearly," Mr. Saleem said.
"If this experiment proves effective, we will install such studs on other roads, especially in Electronics City," Mr. Saleem said.
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