Traffic Wing

The area of Vijayawada city Police Commissionerate is  1211.16 Sq. Kms., and the population is around 18,39,720 (13 lakhs urban population and remaining is rural population), with a daily floating population of 4 to 5 lakhs.  The Commissionerate area comprises Vijayawada Municipal Corporation proper and surrounding 179 villages of 9 mandals viz., Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada Rural, Penamaluru, Gannavaram, Unguturu, Kankipadu, Vuyyuru, Thotlavalluru and Pamidimukkala of Krishna District.

As per the Demographia World Urban Areas:2016 , Vijayawada  city is the third most densely populated in built-up areas of the world with a population density of 31,200 per Sq KM. The Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) and Vijayawada Railway Stations are one of the biggest in South India.  Vijayawada City is presently the  seat of administration to AP State and it is also the commercial and trading capital.  Vijayawada is also a gate way to Amaravathi, Capital of AP.      Three National Highways viz., 1. NH -16 (Calcutta– Chennai) – 31 Kms 2. NH – 30 (Vijayawada–Jabalpur- Bareilly) – 8.5 Kms   3. NH- 65 (Pune – Machilipatnam) – 34.2 Kms  and four State Highways viz., 1. SH- 110  ( VJA to Nuzvid ) – 14.2 Kms 2. SH- 111(Gudiwada to Kankipadu ) – 10 Kms  3. SH-15 (Gollapudi Bypass) – 5.44 Kms and 4. SH-45 (Bandar Road to Vuyyuru town) – 26.267 km pass through the Vijayawada city. Jawahar Auto Nagar (Auto Industry Hub), the largest in Asia, located in Patamata area of Vijayawada city attracts about 2500 Lorries every day.

In Vijayawada City total non-transport vehicles are 6,78,004.  Out of which four wheelers are 60869 and Two Wheelers are 505424 and remaining are other vehicles . The Transport vehicles are 94,937 , out of which  27296 are  Auto Rickshaws, 19044 are Heavy Goods carriages (HGV),9664 are Light Goods Carriages (LGV) , 1786 are Medium Goods Carriages (MGV), 5705 are Motor cabs  and remaining are other vehicles.  The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC)  runs more than 450 city buses in the city and a total of  2,600 APSRTC  buses entering into the PNBS from various routes in the city. About 1700 vehicles ply for educational institutes in various routes in the city.  As three important high ways pass through the Vijayawada city, about 4000 lorries cross Vijayawada City every day.

Vijayawada city is an important commercial center, educational hub and it has become functional capital of State of Andhra Pradesh.    All these factors made Traffic Management a challenging Task in Vijayawada city

Vijayawada City traffic Police has a total strength of 362 (including Officers and Men). Considering the growing volume of the traffic , Government  of Andhra Pradesh had recently sanctioned 190 more posts (including Deputy Commissioner of Police Traffic and two More traffic Police Stations). At present Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic under the overall supervision of Commissioner of Police is supervises the day to day functioning of the traffic wing . The DCP Traffic is assisted by 1 Addl. DCP,   3 ACPs, 11 Inspectors, 21 Sub-Inspectors and other junior officers. About 100 HGs are also attached to the traffic wing.

As part of Traffic Regulation in the city, every day 111 traffic beats are served at all important points in the Vijayawada city. A beat consists of one/two/three Police Constables or Home Guards depending on the importance of the road. At present 19 Traffic signals  are functioning in the city.  An  Intelligent and Integrated Traffic Signaling system is proposed to regulate the traffic in a better manner in the city . Under this project all the identified 66 traffic junctions will have advanced and  latest traffic signals and other related infrastructure.

Vijayawada City Traffic Police were implementing technically advanced systems for Enforcement. It is a mixture of Contact and Non Contact enforcement.  Under Contact enforcement, a vehicle driver is checked for vehicle documents and other violations like high speed driving etc and E- Ticket is issued containing details of violations and amount of fine to be paid. Under Non contact enforcement system, photographs of the traffic violations are taken using a digital camera and the E-Challan will be sent to the address registered with the vehicle registered number.

In both systems no fine is collected on the spot and the vehicle owner has to pay the fine in the nearest Mee Seva or AP Online centers thus avoiding a major harassment to the general public. To implement     this system, Multipurpose PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) machines were procured and given to all Officers of and above the rank of SIs of  Traffic Police.  With the help of these machines, correctness of the vehicle registration number, driving license, details of pending E-Challans on a particular vehicle can also be checked. Using PDA machine, an E-Notice is  printed and given to the defaulting vehicle driver on the spot , containing details of violations, fine amount , details of pending E-Challans on the vehicle ( if any)  and acknowledgement taken. If the dues are not cleared in 15 days and if he is caught again, the vehicle will be detained under provisions of MV Act.

The system can also send SMS alerts to the defaulting vehicle driver/owner alerting him about pending E-Challans and asking him to clear the dues.

The system totally eliminated handling of cash by the Traffic Police Officers and SMS alerts are sent to the owners to ensure transparency/prevention of corruption. Integration is under progress with Paytm, Bill Desk and other payment gateways to encourage cashless transactions and to have more convenient methods for the Citizens to pay the fines.

To reduce congestion on the roads and improve traffic flow , Government of Andhra Pradesh was initiating several measures. Following are some of them:

  1. Construction of work of Durga Flyover is going on NH-65
  2. Flyover at Benz Circle
  3. Extension of NH-65 from Vijayawada to Machilipatnam
  4. Extension of NH-30 from Ibrahimpatnam to Jabalpur
  5. Phase-I of Amaravathi Metro Project (a) From PNBS to Penamaluru and (b) From PNBS to Enikepadu.

TrafficApart from the above, at several places in the city ,  junction improvements are in progress.

Vijayawada city Traffic Police is giving utmost importance to the Traffic education to the citizens. The following programmes are being organized on a regular basis:

  • Campaign on traffic awareness
  • Traffic education classes in schools and colleges
  • Drawing competitions on signal lights in schools to educate students
  • Distribution of hand pamphlets on traffic safety measures
  • Traffic cautionary boards at all important junctions
  • Campaign in local TV and FM radios
  • Conduct meetings with management of colleges to impart traffic awareness among students by conducting in house classes.
  • Keep display boards at black spots with pictures of previous accidents and data.
  • Conduct regular and periodical enforcement as per schedule
  • Counseling to repeated violators

   Road Accidents

Despite increase in number of vehicles, there is a slight decrease in number of road accidents

  • 304(A) IPC indicates Fatal Road Accident
  • 338 IPC indicates Non Fatal Road Accident