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Organised public transport a must: AP speaker

A safe and organised public transport system would help in tackling the problem of traffic congestion, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar said here on Saturday.



Hyderabad: A safe and organised public transport system would help in tackling the problem of traffic congestion, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar said here on Saturday.

"Traffic congestion has become a menace. Eighty-eight per cent of vehicles plying on city roads are four- and two- wheelers, which is nothing but a failure of public transport," the Speaker said.

Manohar inaugurated a conference on `Sustainable Solutions to Tackle Congestion for Better Livable City` here, organised by Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI).

"Unless we have safe, organised and environment-friendly public transport, the traffic congestion will make our life difficult," Manohar said.

The planned metro in Hyderabad would be a boon but it was not the only solution, he said, and pointed out that auto-rickshaws were also among the best transport facilities and there was a need to make them more organised.

PTI

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