Express press service
HYDERABAD: To verify the adequacy of all road infrastructure, pedestrian facilities and required safety measures, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to conduct a road safety audit on existing trunk roads under the Program comprehensive road maintenance program (CRMP). Despite various measures taken by the civic body, road accidents occur for various reasons.
To start with, GHMC plans to take over the audit by engaging a third party agency to travel the 138 km long road network in the five circles of the LB Nagar area. The appointed consultant will carry out the field survey on all main roads in the CRMP to ensure that each road needs road infrastructure such as median, proper signage where required, road markings roadways, speed breakers, lighting, pedestrian facilities such as paths, pedestrian crossings. , and traffic lights to facilitate the movement of road users to and from all sections of the intersection.
However, for the maintenance of the main roads in the LB Nagar area, the GHMC awarded the contract to BSCPL Infrastructure Limited. The agency is expected to deploy teams to conduct the survey to assess the current condition of the road with respect to the road network, connectivity and road infrastructure by carrying out traffic analysis. They were also asked to check if the central divider is present with the required height preventing pedestrians and vehicles from crossing abruptly and painted with reflective markings. Apart from this, the agency was asked to check, among other things, the proper supervision of the sidewalks.
Officials said the agency should suggest appropriate measures to prevent road accidents by conducting the gap analysis derived from observations from a safety perspective and identify best practices followed in other urban cities. which can be adopted within the limits of the GHMC, they added.
Tighten security near Nalas, orders KTR
To prevent accidents of people falling into nalas and storm sewers, MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao has ordered all major urban local bodies (ULBs) to carry out a thorough safety audit for nalas. The minister said a few unfortunate incidents had been reported despite all the precautionary measures. Senior officials will be held accountable if an untoward incident occurs in the future due to lack of security measures near nala in municipal corporations including GHMC, he said.
Rama Rao held a review meeting on the Nala Strategic Development Program (SNDP) here on Tuesday where he ordered the authorities to speed up protection measures and development programs for Nala ahead of the ensuing monsoon. As part of the exercise, managers should identify places on the nalas that need to be strengthened and developed.