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Hit by jams, techies come up with new lane system in Hyderabad

Published Aug 6, 2016, 1:16 am IST
Updated Aug 6, 2016, 2:23 am IST
Hyderabad’s IT corridor suffers from intense traffic. Average speeds of cars during peak hours drop to as low as 6-8 kmph (Photo: DC)
 Hyderabad’s IT corridor suffers from intense traffic. Average speeds of cars during peak hours drop to as low as 6-8 kmph (Photo: DC)

Hyderabad: Employees from Information Technology, ITeS sectors and IT associations are planning to approach the Cyberabad traffic police to suggest traffic control methods that have been adopted by authorities in the United  States and the United Kingdom.

Telangana IT Association’s (TITA) founder president Mr Sundeep Kumar Makthala said that during a recent visit to the US, the TITA team had elaborately studied traffic management at the industrial sectors there.

“Similarly, some of our association’s members, during their official visit to UK, performed a study on the matter. We have observed that the massive IT corridor at Bengaluru has already adopted similar methods to curb traffic and we are going to meet traffic officials to tell them about the alternatives,” he said.

Talking about the methods they have studied, Mr Makthala said, “Implementing lane systems will be the best alternative. US, UK and Bengaluru are following this system wherein a free lane is exclusively dedicated to those who car pool, or for cars with full occupancy. Two-wheelers also have a separate lane,” he said.

He however added that the separation system might not be successful in other parts of the city.

“We are going to ask Cyberabad traffic police to implement the system at least at major IT centres like Raheja (Mindspace to Cyber Towers) and at Nanakramguda junctions,” he said.

The officials here in the city are hopeful though, despite certain apprehensions about the proposed system. Cyberabad Traffic DCP A.R. Srinivas said that a solution might come up after all following their discussions with the techies.

“The lane system may not be possible, but once we meet, there could be a solution,” he said.

Mr Sundeep added, “We have also been approaching IT company managements to change shift timings to avoid traffic jams, similar to private schools in the city,” he said.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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