The Hyderabad Growth Corridor Limited (HGCL) IS a wing of Hyderabad Metro Development Authority (HMDA). In a new initiative, it will put laser speed guns (LSGs) and breathalysers in order to curb rash and drunken driving on the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
"The commissioners of Cyberabad and Rachakonda police have sought these gadgets. HGCL has agreed to release an advance of 50 percent of the initial investment of Rs 12.33 lakh for procuring the devices. The remaining amount will be released after the receipt of gadgets by the police department. The Rachakonda police commissioner will invite tenders in this regard soon", HGCL managing director B Anand Mohan has said.
These devices will help to keep an eye on vehicles entering the ORR. The police patrol teams will also be placed near the entry points to check the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers. In order to check rash driving, laser speed guns will be placed at random points.
According to Anand Mohan, these measures have been taken after suggestions were made by Central Road Research Institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research which had carried out Road Safety Audit (RSA) on ORR.
A meeting will be held on February 21 with the ORR concessionaire, consultants and contractors to discuss road safety measures. Another meeting will be held with CRRI officials to discuss the Road Safety Audit on February 27.
BY M. DIVYA SRI