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Surveillance cameras at RTC bus stands, railway stations soon

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Hyderabad, July 23 (UNI) City Poilce Commissioner A K Mohanty today said internet based surveillance cameras will be installed at important RTC bus stands, bus bays, railway stations and traffic junctions soon.

Delivering the valedictory address here at a meeting organised by Traffic Police Department for Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) officials, Mr Mohanty said the RTC authorities should inculcate a sense of vigilance and alertness among the staff particularly among the conductors in the wake of July 11 bomb blasts in Mumbai.

Mr Mohanty stressed the need for change in behaviour of the RTC drivers keeping in view of the public expectations.

City Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic, A K Khan held an extensive meeting with all APSRTC Depot Managers and Senior Officers of Hyderabad Traffic Police.

The meeting in detail discussed on the road accidents, in which the RTC drivers were involved.

It also pointed out that the RTC buses were involved in about 36 fatal and 146 non-fatal accidents.

The RTC Depot Managers were instructed to ensure better road behaviour and safety standard by the RTC Drivers. It was also decided to complete the safety training for all the 6000 bus drivers by arranging training during the next two months.

The senior officers of the RTC like Depot Managers, Divisional Managers were asked to visit the bus bays to supervise the stopping of the buses at the exact places.

The meeting also informed that 1000 additional RTC Buses would be introduced soon. It was also decided to run mini buses on routes which had sharp turns and corners.

UNI ASJ AJ 1850

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