‘There is no planning to tackle the growth of vehicle population'
Highlighting the need to control vehicular population, Big 92.7 FM, a radio station, on Monday launched a campaign to promote car and bike pooling. The campaign organised to coincide with World Population Day was launched by playback singer Sunitha and actor Krishnudu.
In tune with the growth of population, vehicular population is also growing tremendously. Most families in the city are boasting of owning many vehicles but consequently they are creating traffic congestion, said Ms. Sunita while addressing media persons.
“If safety and security issues are taken care, then car and bike pooling can reduce traffic congestion and pollution in the city,” said Mrs. Sunita.
As part of the campaign, vehicles that were put on each other to depict problems arising out of vehicular population, were displayed at Begumpet main road. Awareness has to be created among people, especially employees going to a particular locality, to adopt car or bike pooling system. This would not only aid in controlling pollution but also helps in saving fuel, said Mr. Krishnudu.
The worst part is that there is no advance planning to tackle the growth of vehicle population and localities like Hitech city and Gachibowli are good examples.