Traffic signals to have timers by September
Traffic Signals To Have Timers By September. GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar chaired a steering committee on Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management...
• Colour cameras to replace black and white
• VMS boards to be installed at 17 major junctions
• Common committee of traffic police, law and order and GHMC proposed
The committee stressed on the need to install timers at traffic signals in the city for the convenience of commuters. The committee has permitted BEL, Bengaluru, to procure timers and complete it before September.
The committee also reviewed the sanctioned signal works at 221 junctions-157 in Hyderabad and 64 in Cyberabad area. It was noticed that 207 signals was erected by BEL so far and balance is set to be completed in a month’s time. The project was supposed to be have been completed by August 2013.
Among other initiatives, the committee felt the need for additional traffic signals at GHMC limits in Patancheru and Ramachandrapuram. The Committee also reviewed installation of cameras at traffic signal posts and to replace black and white cameras with colour cameras for better screening. VMS (Variable Message Signages) boards would be installed at 17 major junctions for passing on information like traffic alerts, traffic education, and other social messages like on disaster management information during rains.
The committee also proposed to improved quality of VMS boards with day time video quality.
It was also proposed to have a common committee comprising traffic police, law and order and GHMC to avoid abatement of irregular police sub-control rooms and traffic umbrellas on footpaths to avoid inconvenience to the pedestrian and to protect road safety.