Road safety on Rachakonda top cop’s agenda

Hyderabad: Rachakonda commissioner D.S. Chouhan on Thursday said that ensuring traffic safety and security were among his priorities in the 5,000-sq km commissionerate with 23 lakh automobiles and four major highways. The focus is especially on the 72-kilometre stretch of the Vijayawada highway that passes through the Rachakonda commissionerate, on which 110 fatal accidents were recorded in the past year.

“We will increase the count of CCTV cameras installed on the urban and rural roads and highway and see that speed guns are installed at strategic spots. We have identified the points where fatal accidents have taken place. Our road engineering and pedestrian programme teams are working on the issue to minimise accidents,” Chauhan told mediapersons in his first briefing in his new post.

He said SHE Teams and cybercrime teams had started conducting cybercrime awareness programmes in colleges. Security and patrolling will be intensified at hot-spots, such as women’s colleges, bus stops, metro stations and other public places where women travel, Chauhan said.

He said that the police will also interact with residents’ associations to identify their security needs. Chauhan said that sensitive areas prone to crimes such as snatchings and burglaries were identified and high-definition CCTV cameras would be installed thre.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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