Hyderabad: Traffic congestion has been a perennial problem for the city. Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), V Ravinder, who assumed charge recently, tells Y Sravan Kumar that apart from a technically advanced traffic management system, a culture of attention, patience and discipline among commuters play a major role in decongesting the city.
First steps as the new Joint Commissioner of Police for traffic
To see how the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) can be introduced at the earliest. In order to keep the city traffic moving forward continuously, an effective enforcement system that is assisted by technology is essential. It is hoped that ITMS makes this happen, besides bringing about a major change of approach among commuters.
Road diversions on account of the Metro Rail project work
The project is going to meet the changing transport demands of the growing city. Contemporary lifestyle, which runs on the objective of less time and more productivity, can be possible only if the travel time is reduced, and Metro Rail will help in this. In order to achieve something good, one should bear some burden.
New 12 penalty points rule for traffic violations
The 12 penalty point rules are part of the new preventive measures introduced periodically by the department. We hope for better discipline from traffic violators. The government has issued the order, but before enforcing it, the department wants to create awareness among the citizens and educate them about what it means. It will be implemented in two months from now after completion of the awareness programme.
On new plans to streamline traffic:
More than 80 per cent of commuters in the city are disciplined. Considering this, there are plans to establish better communication between the commuter and the road itself and to remove manual assistance. As part of this, we are ensuring that there are enough signage boards. Efforts are on to incorporate more technology that can help in meeting the purpose.