In an impressive move to urge the motorists to follow traffic rules, the Hyderabad traffic police and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have installed LED lights at a zebra crossing.
The strip of colour-changing LED lights was installed at the KBR Park traffic signal junction in the city recently. The eye-catching initiative has everyone's attention and videos taken by the people are surfacing online. The innovative way to tackle people jumping signals has been welcomed by the people who are also praising the authorities.
Talking to the media, Additional Commissioner of Police, Anil Kumar said:
"We could see many commuters jumping signals in the city. To curb this, we have installed LED strip lights on the stop line at traffic junctions on a pilot basis,"
The colour-changing lights which are similar to the traffic signal were put up to encourage motorists to halt before pedestrian crossings. The lights are placed exactly before the crossing. However, the initiative also applied to pedestrians, to discourage them from jaywalking, mainly during the night. The strip of lights is visible and make it clear where the vehicles are to stop.
The Hyderabad Police Commissioner tweeted a video of the lights in action :
The LED lights have been installed on the stop on a pilot basis. The initiative has truly garnered appreciation. Actor Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and lauded the initiative. Here's what he tweeted:
Hyderabad residents have appreciated the efforts taken by the officials. The LED installation is a part of the pilot project. As per local reports, the pilot project, if proven successful, will be taken to other roads across the city of Hyderabad.