‘Priority is to ensure free traffic flow’

Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amit Garg. PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL   | Photo Credit: NAGARA GOPAL


Hyderabad Additional CP (Traffic) will focus on junction management and crack down on illegal parking

“I want to ensure greater visibility of traffic police on the road so that traffic hassles are resolved on the spot immediately,” says Hyderabad Additional CP (Traffic) Amit Garg.

Almost completing a month in the post, Mr. Garg delineates his priorities -- cracking down on illegal parking, junction management and ensuring free traffic flow. Excerpts from an interview:

What are the areas you are concentrating on?

Traffic is a specialised subject and to make a beginning, we have decided to start with according top priority to ensuring free traffic flow particularly during peak traffic hours. To achieve this, we will focus on junction management and removing illegal parking. The duties and responsibilities of mobile teams, SI-level officers and their teams have also been clearly delineated.

What new initiatives are you planning to introduce to make the department better?

My top priority is to streamline the existing projects.

The idea is to use technology for improving traffic management and we are looking into all the existing facilities to shore them up.

How is the Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System (H-TRIMS) coming?

We are constantly in touch with all the departments involved in implementing this project and work is going ahead at a brisk pace.

But none of the new junctions have timers. When the project was launched, it was told that timers will be installed in all junctions?

We are aware of this. Timers will be placed in all junctions soon. We are also coordinating with the GHMC in removing the old poles and wiring. The work has been decentralised with the ACPs of the zones concerned asked to take over the responsibility.

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