GHMC and traffic officials to visit other states

Hyderabad: GHMC and Traffic officials to visit other states in the country to study Traffic signal systems and its maintenance with the latest technology said Dana Kishore, GHMC Commissioner here on Thursday.

Mr. Dana Kishore and Police Commissioner of Cyberabad Mr. Sajjnar conducted a review meeting on Traffic Impact Assessment in the city.

Currently, there are 221 traffic signals in the city and maintained by BEL (Under Traffic Management) and by November 2019 the contract is going to end, said Dana Kishore.

According to GHMC Commissioner, with the recent development activities in the city outskirts and spurt in traffic movement, representations for another 200 new traffic signals have been given by Cyberabad and Rachakonda Commissinoerate. Complaints have been received from traffic officials and traffic analysts that the existing traffic signals in Hyderabad City are in a poor status. In view of this a committee comprises of BEL, traffic officials, and chief engineer GHMC shall tour Bangalore to study the traffic signal system and its maintenance.

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Cyberabad Commissioner suggested that while giving permits for the construction of Commercial Complexes, Cinema Halls, and Restaurants could be considered after the Traffic Impact Assessment report from traffic officials and RTC officials. Road widening at ROB road and JNTU route would witness smooth traffic movement. Make sure that they provide parking space and installation of CCTV cameras for security purposes to the customers, Mr. Sajjnar added.

Also by noticing reports on heavy rains in August, the GHMC commissioner directed the officials to take up repair and rectification works immediately.

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