HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on Monday directed the police, transport and RTC officials to work in tandem to ease traffic congestion in the city and help build its brand image.
The chief minister said it was essential that there are no traffic snarls in the city, and for this to happen, the only way is to have an efficient public transport system to discourage use of private vehicles.
He wanted the officials to ensure that at every bus stage, a queue system is followed and LCD screens set up to help commuters. He referred to the city bus service in Mumbai and wanted Transport Minister Mahender Reddy to lead a team of officials there to understand how bus services could be run so efficiently there.
He wanted the officials to ensure that pedestrian safety is also kept in mind. He wanted traffic control improved at the 221 junctions in the city so that pedestrians could cross roads without any difficulty. To achieve this, KCR pointed out that it is necessary that more intersections and barricades are created and zebra crossing lines are drawn. Apart from this, there should be pedestrian signals, he said.
As litter is piling up at several places, GHMC officials should focus on the problem. It is not only polluting the atmosphere, but also damaging the look of the city.
The chief minister wanted coordination among police, transport, RTC and GHMC for effective management of traffic.