Laser speed guns used on Outer Ring Road to check overspeeding

Hyderabad: Cyberabad police is planning to use modern gadgets, to check the increasing number of road mishaps on the Outer Ring Road (ORR). They stepped up patrolling and enforcement on the eight-lane access-controlled expressway in their jurisdiction on Thursday. A proposal has been sent to the government seeking permission to set up a dedicated ORR police station and reduce the maximum speed limit on the ORR from 120 kilometres per hours (kmph) to 100 kmph.

As reported by the Times of India, four new patrolling vehicles were flagged off by Cyberabad police and the HMDA officials at Puppalaguda toll gate on the ORR. The patrolling vehicles have laser speed guns and breath analysers. Cyberabad sleuths already have two patrolling vehicles and two speed guns.

HMDA commissioner Chiranjeevulu revealed that they were aiming to achieve zero road accident mortality on the ORR by controlling two major factors responsible for the mishaps, i.e. drunk driving and over-speeding.