Jubilee Hills Check Post is probably one of the most important landmarks in Hyderabad city, and daily, scores of people cross the checkpoint as they go to work or to the upscale localities of Jubilee Hills or Banjara Hills. However, for quite some time, the traffic has become heavy, and one has to wait for a few minutes when the signal is on at the check post. To address this issue, the traffic and civic authorities are coming together to make Jubilee Hills Check Post a signal-free zone where the traffic can flow freely.
In order to make the Jubilee Hills chaurasta or check post better and to develop it, additional city traffic commissioner AV Ranganath surveyed the area. He was accompanied by engineering cell inspector Srinivasa Reddy, GHMC EE Vijaykumar, AE Venkatesh, CRMP manager Sriram Murthy, among others. They later discussed the steps needed to be taken to make Jubilee Hills check post a ‘signal-free’ junction.
Soon, the civic authorities and traffic department will work on a strategy wherein the vehicles from all four sides can flow freely even during peak hours without the need for signals. Towards this end, they made plans to widen the roads and footpaths in the area. Apart from that, on all four sides of the check post, U-turns will be allowed on all four sides. A U-turn at Banjara Hills Road No. 2 gymkhana will be provided, which will facilitate the movement of vehicles going from Jubilee Hills Road No 1 TV5 office towards Jubilee Hills Rd No. 45 Film Nagar.
Another measure being taken is to facilitate free left turns. Right now, traffic movement is one way from Jubilee Hills Road No 36 Kalanjali towards Chiranjeevi Blood Bank. So, going forward, a route change is being proposed.
To ease the traffic woes of people who cross the Jubilee Hills check post on a daily basis, the traffic police and GHMC have decided to work in tandem.