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IT Leaders Join Police to Ease Traffic Woes in Hyderabad’s IT Hub


Hyderabad: Addressing the growing concerns over traffic congestion in the city’s IT hub, Cyberabad Police Commissioner Stephen Raveendra emphasized the need for collaboration between IT companies and law enforcement agencies to devise innovative solutions that minimize commuting time for employees. In an interactive meeting held on Friday, key stakeholders including Ramesh Kaza, Secretary General of the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), and senior police officials engaged with leading IT and ITes organizations to explore effective strategies for traffic management.

Commissioner Raveendra underscored the proactive approach of the Cyberabad Police and highlighted the significance of the meeting in gathering insights from the industry. He expressed the intention to jointly formulate measures that facilitate reduced travel time for employees, whether it be for their daily commute to work or back home. The discussions were marked by constructive suggestions from industry participants, aimed at optimizing employee traffic flow.

Among the proposals put forth were staggered log-in and log-out timings to alleviate rush hours, balancing employee attendance across the working week, fostering the concept of carpooling, encouraging customer-facing employees to spend a significant portion of their work hours at the office while logging in remotely for the remainder, and exploring alternatives for non-customer roles to work from home or engage in partial attendance.

Ramesh Kaza, during his address, highlighted the pivotal role played by the SCSC in facilitating such interactive sessions. He urged organizations to explore diverse strategies to reduce the influx of four-wheelers into the IT Corridor. Suggestions included expanding carpooling initiatives, promoting remote work or partial attendance for roles not directly engaged with customers, early log-ins and log-outs, and establishing large IT parks as transportation hubs to facilitate reduced private vehicle usage.

Appreciating the industry’s active participation in the meeting, Commissioner Raveendra extended gratitude for their engagement. Representatives from prominent organizations including Cap Gemini, Cognizant, TCS, HSBC, JP Morgan, Deloitte, ICICI Bank, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Virtusa, and Hysea were present, underlining the collective commitment to addressing the pressing traffic challenges in the IT hub. The collaborative efforts of both the police and the industry stand as a testament to their shared commitment to enhancing the quality of life for the city’s IT workforce and the overall urban ecosystem.


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