A committee comprising officials from GHMC and Traffic Police will visit Bengaluru to hold deliberations with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and study the maintenance of traffic signalling system in the city. This was decided at a review meeting on Traffic Impact Assessment in the city on Thursday.
Majority of the traffic lights in city have not been functioning properly owing to poor maintenance. A plethora of complaints were being received by the Traffic police about the same. In view of the agreement with BEL for maintenance of the signalling system coming to an end by November, the authorities are forced to take a decision now.
At present, there are 221 traffic signals in the city, and proposals from Cyberabad and Rachakonda police commissionerates for 200 more signals in the newly-expanding areas are pending, GHMC Commissioner M. Dana Kishore said at the meeting.
Cyberabad commissioner V.C. Sajjanar, who attended the meeting, suggested that the GHMC obtain clearance from Traffic Police and RTC officials before giving permissions for construction of commercial complexes, cinema halls and other large establishments. Provisions of parking space and CCTV should be made mandatory, he said.