HYDERABAD: In the light of Hyderabad Traffic Police requesting Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) to initiate remedial measures in some prospective accident prone places along the three Metro Rail corridors, a multi-disciplinary inter-departmental committee was set up with immediate effect.
The committee was constituted to conduct a thorough study of the places identified by traffic police and to come up with both immediate, long term remedial measures to improve safety conditions along the Metro Rail corridors in the city. The committee was appointed by HMRL managing director NVS Reddy in consultation with GHMC commissioner and commissioner of police in Hyderabad.
The committee consists of an independent traffic and transportation expert, T S Reddy, HMRL engineers B N Rajeswar and Y Sayapa Reddy, GHMC EE (T&T) M Venkat Reddy and ACP, Traffic in Hyderabad. HMRL additional DCP A Balakrishna is the member-convenor of the committee.NVS Reddy asked the committee members to interact with the Traffic Police of Cyberabad and Rachakonda Commissionerates and the Concessionaire for Metro Rail project L&TMRHL and submit its recommendations within one month. Similarly, the committee would also take the inputs of Concessionaire L&TMRHL while finalising it’s recommendations.
The committee is mandated to come up with recommendations specific to the Metro Rail related road safety measures like provision of reflective signages on Metro pillars, protective measures in formation of central median below the Metro viaduct, provision/non-provision of central median when the Metro viaduct is off the main carriage way and/or in narrow roads, formation of kidney islands, pedestrian refuge areas etc.