Enforcement of Road Cutting Policy, Road Safety Audit taken up

Exploring various possibilities at revenue generation for City Transport Fund, strict enforcement of the Road Cutting Policy and taking up a Road Safety Audit for the city were some of the issues that the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) has decided to work upon.

At the sixth meeting of the UMTA chaired by the Chief Secretary and UMTA Chairman, S.V.Prasad on Monday, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) also agreed, on equal share, to take up construction of the bridge connecting the Main Platform No.1 of the MGBS complex to Rangamahal or Putlibowli chowrastha over river Musi.

This bridge in turn would connect the Chaderghat bridge thereby ensuring free flow of buses and the alignment of it would be finalised in consultation with the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, according to a press release issued here.

The committee reviewed the initiative taken by the GHMC and Traffic Police for improvement of 225 junctions and suggested necessary action on construction material and pipelines that were frequently stacked on the road.

The committee also ratified the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) move to set up Transportation Cell with experts drawn on contract basis. At the meeting, Lea Associates South Asia Pvt. Limited who have been engaged for Comprehensive Transport Study (CTS) made a brief presentation of the proposed study.

The meeting was attended by Sameer Sharma, GHMC Commissioner, Rajeshwar Tiwari, HMDA Commissioner, A. K. Khan, Commissioner of Police, Vijay Kumar, Secretary, MA&UD, Dinesh Kumar, Principal Secretary, Transport Department and others.