To enhance safety and convenience among the city commuters, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is setting up over 950 traffic signboards in the three police commissionerates. These will be beside the existing 550 traffic signboards.
Plans to Install Traffic Sign Boards in City
Under Monthly Road Safety measures, the signboard project is being launched. During the entire month, the police and transport departments are organizing a range of road safety awareness programs. The traffic police in three police commissionerates indicated the need to put up more road signboards across GHMC limits. They addressed the same issue on December 21 at the convergence meeting in the city.
A senior officer of the GHMC informed that a total of 868 traffic signboards are being set up in Hyderabad, 53 in Rachakonda, and 38 in police commissionerates from Cyberabad. It has set each board at a cost of Rs 4,000. Traffic Police have finalized the sites for the setting-up of the signboards and the GHMC is in operation. Over 400 boards were already installed and the remaining boards will be placed by the end of this month.
The new boards measure 600x800mm, and the ‘Accident Prone Area’ boards are slightly larger and measure 800x600mm than those of the current boards. These signs are the conventional signs warning motorists regarding rules & cautions concerning pedestrian areas, places susceptible to accidents, etc. Of all, Hyderabad Police limits alone to have 76 ‘Accident Prone Area Ahead’ boards.
The aim is to educate and instruct motorists in their safe driving practices. The officials believe that cautioning at footpaths and other signs would allow commuters to be more alert and prevent accidents.
By: Shailaja K