STEPS TAKEN FOR THE REDUCTION OF ROAD ACCIDENTS
Creating Awareness on traffic safety and rules by utilizing public address systems at all important junctions of the city and the same was appreciated by one and all
We have conducted awareness on drunken driving for road users such as college students, all Govt. employees, Public and Private sectors, Banks, IT hubs, Hospitals, Hotels, shops and establishments, footpath and vegetable vendors and various two, three and four wheelers. So far drunken drivers were counseled.
SPECIAL DRIVE AGAINST MINOR CHILDREN:
Special drives were conducted against the minor riders on every Saturday and Sunday. 622 minors were counseled along with their parents on the subsequent Mondays.. This drive yielded good results and applauded by one and all.
MEETINGS WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS:
Co-ordination meeting involving the officials of GVMC, APSRTC, NHAI etc. is being held on 1st week of every month to take measures for improving the traffic conditions in Visakhapatnam City. During the last three years, the following developmental activities were taken up in the city.
Road stoppers are placed on National Highway as ‘Z’ shape at all accident prone spots to reduce the speed of vehicles which resulted tremendous decline of road accidents on National Highway.
SIGNAL LIGHTS :
Following signal lights are existing in 27 junctions Visakhapatnam City and they are in working order
|1.||Car Shed Junction|
|3||MVP Double Road Junction|
|13||Sheela Nagar Junction|
|15||Old Gajuwaka Junction|
|16||100 feet Road Junction|
|17||Kurmannapalem ( Steel Plant ) Junction|
|22||Sangam Sarat Junction|
|25||Watch House Junction|
|26||Ambedkar Statue Circle Junction|
|27||Kurmannapalem ( Steel Plant ) Junction|
INSTILLATION OF INTELLIGENT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM:
Vide G.O.Rt. No.1455, dt.3.11.2012, the Govt. accorded permission to give work order to M/s Stanpower in the interest of city at large for erection of modern traffic signals and surveillance cameras at 94 junctions of the city on BOT module for effective monitoring of traffic and safety to serve the immediate requirement of Visakhapatnam City traffic police with advertisement structures at 53 junction in Visakhapatnam. The work is under progress. We have also got the approval from the Government for a closed surveillance camera system in 94 major junctions of the city to monitor and trace the violators of traffic rules and other crimes and we are sure that a few more systems also will be inducted to safeguard the public. So far as many as 34 signals were installed.
On the request of Police, GMVC provided Illumination at required places in the GVMC limits. Illumination from Hanumanthawaka to Boyapalem about 12 KMs was sanctioned and the installation is in progress.
HIGH MAST LIGHTS:
At the request of police the GVMC is installing high mast lights at the following places and the work is in progress.
|1.||30 Meters High Mast at Hanumanthawaka Junction|
|2.||20 Meters High Mast at Jodugullapalem Junction|
|3||16 Meters High Mast at MVP Colony Pylon Junction|
|4||16 Meters High Mast at AS Raja Grounds Junction an TTD Junction|
|5||16 Meters High Mast TTD Junction|
|6||20 Meters High Masts at Satyam Junction|
|7||16 Meters High Mast at Ramatalkies Junction|
|8||16 Meters High Mast at Ushodaya Junction|
|9||16 Meters High Mast at Tycoon Junction|
|10||16 Meters High Mast at Apollo Hospital Junction|
|11||16 Meters High Mast at All India Radio Junction|
|12||30 Meters High Mast at CR Reddy Square Junction|
|13||20 Meters High Mast at Siripuram Junction|
|14||16 Meters High Mast at Indira Gandhi statue Junction|
|15||20 Meters High Mast at YMCA Junction|
|16||16 Meters High Mast at NTR Junction in beach road|
|17||16 Meters High Mast at Coastal battery Junction in beach road|
|18||16 Meters High Mast at Scindia Junction|
|19||16 Meters High Mast at Gajuwaka Junction|
|20||16 Meters High Mast at Airport Junction|
|21||30 Meters High Mast at Maddilapalem Junction|
|22||16 Meters High Mast at Gopalapatnam Junction|
|23||16 Meters High Mast at Simhachalam Junction|
TRAFFIC CHECK POSTS:
Traffic check posts are opened for checking drunken drivers and regulation of traffic round the clock at Maddilapalem and NAD junctions with the strength of 1 HC, 1 PC and 1 HG for round the clock in 3 shifts.
E-CHALLAN SYSTEM & RED LIGHT VIOLATION DETECTION SYSTEM:
e-Challan system was launched on 29.05.2007. ARVLD system installed at 1) Urvasi junction and 2) Satyam junction and functioning from 06-11-2010. On 24.7.2013 ARVLD system was commissioned at Jagadamba Junction Subsequently in the first week of January,2015 the Jagadamba Junction central median was closed with pre-cast cement blocks to avoid traffic congestion and it is being continued and there is appreciation from the public. According to this system, the cameras will capture the photos of vehicles that violate signal and the same will be transmitted to e-Challan centre.
PROVIDING OF FREE LEFTS AND CENTRAL DIVIDER:
Provided free lefts and central dividers with 2400 Pre Cast Cement Blocks at the junctions. 500 big and 2000 small Radium Delineators on the Central dividers were also provided to avoid road accidents
CAUTIONARY SIGN BOARDS:
About 1500 cautionary sign boards like Accident Prone Area, Parking, No Parking, One way, No U turn, School Zone, Go slow are installed on NH-16 road and other roads in the City limits.
PLYING OF AUTOS IN SERVICE ROAD:
Ensured plying of autos in the service road from Tatichetlapalem to NAD Junction
About 175 Speed Breakers were laid at the required places and on Beach road which resulted the decline of road accidents.
RESTRICTED HOUR ENTRY:
Restricted hour entry to the heavy vehicles into the City from 8AM to 10 PM was strictly implemented.
NO HORN ZONE:
The road from Coast Battery Junction to Park hotel and Singh Hotel Junction to Prakasaraopeta is declared by the Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam City as No Horn Zone and it is being implemented.
Implemented restriction on plying of autos on beach road from Naval Coast Battery Junction to Park hotel Junctions in Saturday, Sunday and holidays for ensuring free flow of traffic.
Imposed restrictions on over speeding of all vehicles plying on NH-16, SH-38 and GVMC roads of Visakhapatnam City
Frequent Traffic Awareness Classes are being conducted to Auto, RTC, Lorry Drivers and other vehicle users of 2 wheeler, 4 wheeler drivers to inculcate traffic discipline
The violators of traffic regulations are being booked as per the provisions of Indian MV Act, AP MV Rules and Town Nuisance Act as shown below in the table. So far 450893 cases were booked u/s MV Act and an amount of Rs.,83687350 was collected as compounding fees during this year upto November as against 3,82918 cases reported in the year 2014 and 468559 cases reported during the corresponding year of 2013.
Special drives are being conducted against the drunken drivers and the drive on drunken is being organized daily at various places in the Visakhapatnam City.
On 10-11-2015 a medical camp was organized with the help of Public Health Organisation. As many as 200 traffic police personnel were examined for B.P and Sugar.
1. Traffic web site 2. GPS systems to traffic mobiles 3. Interceptor vehicle 4. Facebook
Ensured free flow of traffic at
1. Asilametta Junction by clearing road side encroachments in co-ordination with GVMC.
2. Siripuram Junction by temporarily re-designing the junction with pre-cast cement blocks.
3. Maddilapalem Junction by temporarily re-designing the junction with pre-cast cement blocks.
4. Ramatalkies Junction by temporarily re-designing the junction with pre-cast cement blocks.
5. Jagadamba Junction by closing the central median.
6. Forming central median from Tenneti Junction to Seven Hills hospital Junctionwith pre-cast cement blocks.
7. Forming central median from Utagedda Junction to Grandbay hotel with pre-cast cement blocks
8. Shifting of bus shelters at Venkojipalem.