Hyderabad, Nov 16 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Government has initiated steps to overcome the severe traffic problem in the city, State Home Minister K Jana Reddy told the State Legislative Council today.
Replying to a question raised by Mr P R S Reddy, representing the Teacher's constituency, he admitted that the city was facing grave traffic problems in view of the increase in the volume of traffic in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
He said a lot of new commercial establishments were coming up. As per the Road Transport Authorities data, 600 new vehicles of all types were being registered daily and at present about 22 lakh vehicles were plying in the twin cities.
He said junction improvements and road widening were being done at several places and a good number of one ways were introduced. The Government also restricted entry of private buses into the city between 0800 hrs and 2200 hrs.
The Government had also taken up several fly overs and foot over bridges at important places to overcome the traffic problem, he said.
He said the Government had sanctioned 1,200 Home Guards for Hyderabad city traffic police in addition to the existing strength of 890. He said due to the efforts of the traffic police, the number of accidents had come down in the twin cities.