Few days ago, the Chief Minister of AP, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy joined Facebook (well, his IT department, on his behalf). Immediately, comments started pouring in explaining their difficulties and as one can expect, most of the comments were either related to employment or traffic issues. Leaving employment issues to a side for now, the traffic problems as described by many people were obviously from the Hyderabad region. I’m not sure whether any one’s plea has ever been listened to but now you have a better place to present your traffic issues.
After a trial run, the Hyderabad Traffic Police are now officially available on Facebook.
If you drive in the Hyderabad city region (not to mix this with Cyberabad region), and see any issues, or have suggestions or think that you have been wrongly issued a challan, you can all raise your voice on HTP’s Facebook wall. The traffic police commissioner has assured that every problem will be listened to and will be rectified as soon as possible. You can also report any misdeeds you see on roads, such as traffic constables indulging in wrong acts etc.
In case you are issued a challan, you can ask for a photo of your vehicle in the wrong position. But, you have to personally visit the Baseerbagh police station to take the photo.
Please note: Hyderabad traffic police only covers the mainland Hyderabad region. Places such as Gachibowli, Hitech City, Miyapur, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Sanathnagar, Uppal, LB Nagar, Alwal and Malkajgiri come under Cyberabad Police ruling. Since many people aren’t aware of this, any complaints received from these regions will be temporarily forwarded to the Cyberabad police accordingly.
The page is well maintained and the admins are very cordial to take any suggestion that some may give and also answer questions which anyone may post on their page.