As part of their initiative to make the Nehru Outer Ring Road (ORR) safer and secure, Cyberabad Police, along with Hyderabad Municipal Development Authority (HMDA), introduced five patrol cars on Saturday.
These vehicles, each accompanied by an ambulance and a recovery truck, will cover a total distance of 85 km of the 150 km-odd ORR stretch, round-the-clock.
Each of the vehicle units will be headed by a Sub-Inspector (SI) or an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) rank official, and assisted by constables and HMDA contract workers.
Aiming to inculcate lane discipline through a slew of rules, police have conveyed that entry of two-wheelers and three wheelers and wrong-side driving will be dealt as serious violations.
Speaking at the flagging-off programme of the ORR patrol vehicles on Saturday, Cyberabad Police Commissioner C.V. Anand hoped the accident rate would come down with the new initiatives.
More vehicles equipped with speed guns, breath analysers and enhanced communication systems would soon be pressed into service.
“Tenders were called for setting up a Highway Traffic Management System. It will include installation of CCTV cameras, radio messaging, first-aid facility, police outpost, and also electronic toll collection,” HMDA Commissioner Neerab Kumar Prasad said.
For an emergency on the ORR, call 23-00-2424 or 85-004-11111
The 5 patrol cars will be accompanied by an ambulance and a recovery truck, and will cover 85 km of the 150 km-odd stretch, round-the-clock