The city civic departments including GHMC, HMDA, Traffic Police and the APSRTC have all decided to join hands for setting up an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) for a coordinated approach towards traffic management, signals, junction improvement, bus shelters, etc.

GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu said on Monday that the Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) had in principle agreed to fund the project now that a master plan was prepared for the same. The municipal corporation will do lane marking on all city roads irrespective of whether they belong to Roads & Buildings (R&B) Department and civil works like improvement of 200 junctions.

Bus lanes are to be earmarked on the left side of the road with proper signages. After reviewing the existing traffic conditions and future plans related to their respective organisations, the civic heads decided to work in tandem.

APSRTC Managing Director D. Prasada Rao said the corporation was ready to build bus shelters without advertisements and locations would be finalised after a joint inspection with GHMC and Traffic Police. A list of bus shelters without any passenger amenities would be provided for necessary action.

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