Traffic police plan to introduce changes at Punjagutta, Ameerpet, Somajiguda and Khairatabad. The traffic police on Monday undertook a massive exercise of assessing traffic volumes at different junctions in these areas

In an attempt to introduce changes in the present traffic flow pattern at Punjagutta, Ameerpet, Somajiguda and Khairatabad, the traffic police on Monday undertook a massive exercise of assessing traffic volumes at different junctions in these areas.

Teams of traffic policemen were deployed at seven different points to take a count of the vehicles moving around. The assessment of traffic flow began from morning at Hotel Taj Krishna, KCP, Punjagutta, Monappa Island, Shalimar junction, Ameerpet and NFCL rotary and continued till late in the evening.

“We will introduce changes in the current traffic flow patterns after the study. This might include one-way traffic movement at some places or ensuring free left turn at other points,” said Additional Commissioner (Traffic) Amit Garg. Data on the number of two-wheelers, autorickshaws and cars plying on each stretch, hour-wise was being collected, he said.

Mr. Garg said the study would help assess the traffic congestion as well as lean and peak hour traffic movements at each point.

“We would also like to introduce timers at the traffic signal lights to ensure that the traffic flows smoothly on these roads,” he added.

The traffic police plans to install an alarm at Lakdikapul junction to help pedestrians cross the road.

The automatic alarm will function according to pre-set timing but can also be manually operated. After removing signals at the junction for vehicles heading towards the two bridges at Lakdikapul, pedestrians were finding it difficult to cross the road. The alarm would be of immense use to them, Mr. Garg said.

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