Traffic cops brace for monsoon logjam in Hyderabad

With the monsoon season approaching and irregular unseasonal rains already creating havoc, Hyderabad's traffic police are preparing to cope with traffic-related difficulties effectively. During the rainy season in the state capital, traffic police confront 183 water logging incidents, 65 of which are considered significant. However, when it rains frequently, even small water logging places become significant water inundation points, causing traffic to slow down in several areas.

"We have identified such points, and various measures are being implemented to alleviate people's problems by clearing clogged water discharge points on time," Traffic DCP 1 L Subbarayudu told 'India Herald'. Senior traffic authorities have been instructed to be on the roadways to oversee traffic management during heavy rains. All traffic professionals, from senior officers to house guards, would be on the roads throughout the rainy season to control and streamline traffic, according to the official.

During the rainy season, water blocking at various sections is the primary cause of traffic congestion in the city. To combat the issue, special teams consisting of traffic home guards, constables, or chief constables are organised to clean garbage and other impediments at water discharge locations. The crews are equipped with large sticks, crowbars, spades, and other gear.
To deal with inclement weather, traffic police personnel have been outfitted with raincoats and boots, ensuring that they are fully prepared and on the scene whenever heavy rain is anticipated.

During the monsoon, the traffic police will keep residents informed about traffic slowdowns or jams via specialised accounts on several social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and X. google Maps provides live traffic reports, and the department will also keep residents updated via news channels and websites.
During the rainy season, citizens should obey traffic police's advise. The ideas are based on reports obtained from several government entities that monitor weather conditions.

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