All steps are being taken to ease traffic congestion, says SP
The roads in Rajahmundry would get a face lift in accordance with the growing vehicular traffic and widening of roads. The urban police traffic division was contemplating in providing CC cameras at traffic junctions along with signals and also taking other steps to streamline the system, said P. Umapathy, SP urban district.
Addressing the Traffic Advisory Committee meeting that was held in R and B guesthouse here on Friday he said that 13 important junctions were identified in the city for providing traffic signals and six junctions have already been provided traffic signals .
He said that necessary steps were taken to control the traffic problem in the urban district and sought the cooperation of the public, particularly auto unions.
As part of strengthening the urban district 200 new constables were expected to join in January and 50 constables would be allotted to traffic division, the SP added. With regard to increasing autos in the city and the complaints received from the public, he said that auto fares would be fixed from important places in consultation with the Transport Department and requested the auto unions to educate the auto drivers to follow the traffic rules.
Routhu Suryaprakasa Rao, MLA said that the traffic problem in the city would be minimised after completion of fourth bridge on river Godavari, which is being constructed with Rs. 808 crores. This would help for diversion of traffic from Kovvur and requested the Police Department to ensure free traffic to the public and vehicles in the city without any hindrance.
Mayor Adireddy Veera Raghavamma said that the low level railway bridge near Thadithota was causing much inconvenience to the public due to repeated traffic jams. She also suggested the police to control traffic jams due to heavy vehicles and buses. M. Jithendra, Municipal Commissioner, said that action would be initiated against owners of stray animals, which were causing traffic problems many times. M.V. Nirmala, project director, National Highways, M. Venugopala Reddy, RDO, P. Anil Kumar, DSP traffic, T.K. Paramdhama Reddy motor vehicle inspector and representatives of auto unions and other organisations attended.