Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Transport Commissioner, Government of Telangana at Elets 10th Smart City Summit, New Delhi.
“In 2005, there were 25 lakh vehicles in the state of Telengana which is a 3.5 times increase in the number of vehicles in the last 10 years. But the roads are not increasing at the same pace as the number of vehicles. Practically, there is no city in the country today where we don’t have huge traffic jams along with high levels of pollution. All this is happening because people are buying more number of cars as a sign of a status symbol.”