Spanish transportation technology developer Indra has completed the deployment of traffic management solutions in Colombia’s longest road tunnel, Túnel de Oriente.

The 9km-long road tunnel is also known as the Concesión Túnel Aburrá Oriente road corridor and is located between Medellín and the José María Córdoba airport in Rionegro, Colombia.

In collaboration with Eléctricas de Medellín Ingeniería y Servicios SAS (Edemsa), Indra has commissioned two control centres, a main centre and a backup centre for the tunnel.

These centres will be used to monitor all intelligent transport systems (ITS), as well as safety and revenue collection systems.

The company has also implemented closed-circuit television systems (CCTV), traffic counters, road signage, SOS posts, incident detection, lighting control, a loudspeaker system and ventilation control equipment for the project.

Indra has provided its Mova Solutions technology for the efficient operation and economic management of the Concesión Túnel Aburrá Oriente road corridor project. Mova Solutions technology comprises of Mova Traffic, Mova Collect, Mova Protect and Mova Comms.

The Concesión Túnel Aburrá Oriente road corridor covers a total of 24km of tunnels, roads, interchanges and bridges.

Indra has also equipped the Horus integrated traffic and tunnel management platform, an automatic incident detection system (AID), air quality measurement systems, a radio system and CO2 sensors.

The new tunnel is additionally equipped with visibility sensors, an emergency and evacuation artificial lighting system, power generators and backup power plants.

With this technology implementation, the travel time between the Río Negro airport and Medellin is expected to be reduced from 45 minutes to 18.

Earlier this month, Indra secured a €10.5m contract for the Ruta del Cacao Concession. The company will cover the technology requirement with its Mova solution.