Traffic signals upgraded at Khairtabad

Wed 15 Jan 2020, 12:03:00
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is now modernising traffic signals at the junction to help pedestrians comfortably cross the road.

The modernised signals will be equipped with time arrangements and exclusive pedestrian light, facilitating pedestrians to cross the roads safely.

Accordingly, the present signals are being upgraded for installing additional pedestrian light in addition to the existing Red, Amber and Green lights. The timers in the signals can be arranged depending on the pedestrians’ traffic at the junction.

For instance, the pedestrian lights will go on for 20 seconds after completing every Red, Amber and Green lights cycle every two minutes facilitating the pedestrians to cross the road and reach the opposite end, explained GHMC Khairatabad Zone Commissioner, Musharaf Ali Farooqui.

These modern signals were installed at New Delhi and similar signals are now being introduced in Hyderabad for the first time. They are being installed with a cost of about Rs.12 lakh and will be operational from January 26, he said.

The zone has taken up several beautification works at the junction, besides pedestrian-friendly initiatives. As part of this exercise, 265 feet long vertical garden sporting ‘I LOVE HYDERABAD’ along with water fountains and other attractive illumination have been installed.

These beautification works, developing pavements and installing barricades at the pavements at the junction were taken up with a cost of about Rs 65 lakh and were completed in a span of 40 days.

“For LED lighting, pedestrian project and water fountain we spent nearly Rs 40 lakh. Installation of vertical garden was done with nearly Rs 25 lakh,” said Faruqui.

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