HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has created a Special Transportation Cell to ensure effective planning and co-ordination on Traffic and Transportation issues for the city.

The cell will have V. Madhawaraja, Chief Engineer, HMDA, as Chairman, and A. Suresh Babu, Deputy General Manager, Outer Ring Road, as Convener, and G. Narendra of HMDA Planning Department along with nominees from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Hyderabad and Cyberabad police as members.

The cell will seek advice from experts in the field and meet once in a week to draw up specific action points for implementation through GHMC, R&B, APSRTC, Traffic Police and others. HMDA has also decided to earmark 0.25 p.c. of the development charges collected by it for transportation related activities as envisaged under the HMDA Act.