Rajendra reviews traffic management, calls for strict enforcement of law

K Rajendra addressing senior police officers in a meeting held at Police Headquarter (PHQ)

The Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar today called for adopting modern technology and better techniques to bring about much needed improvements in the traffic management in J&K. He also sought strict enforcement of traffic rules to ensure smooth traffic movement on the roads.

            Mr. Rajendra was addressing senior police officers in a meeting held at Police Headquarter (PHQ) here.

The meeting was convened to review the functioning of traffic system in the state and to discuss over all progress achieved during the special drive launched against violators. The special drive was initiated in July this year. Besides requirements for traffic wing to improve its capabilities further for successful traffic management were also discussed threadbare.

            The DGP said that special efforts are needed to bring about innovative changes in the traffic system besides creating awareness about traffic rules among the road users. Additional manpower is being provided to the Traffic Wing in a phased manner to strengthen the management, he disclosed.

            Mr. Rajendra asked traffic police officers to utilize all available sources effectively to strengthen the system on modern lines. He said formulation of a comprehensive traffic policy and strict enforcement of Motor Vehicle Act would definitely yield desired results to minimise the difficulties of the road users. He said that continuous awareness of traffic rules and regulations among the road users would ensure strict implementation. He said in order to curb the violations, latest equipment and gear viz video cameras etc would be provided to the Wing to monitor the traffic activities on roads besides more motor bikes will be provided to mobile squads.

            The Inspector General of Police Traffic, (IGP) Mr. Viplav Kumar, while briefing the meeting highlighted the progress registered during the special drive launched in the State during the last five months. He disclosed that 62,883 persons were booked for not wearing helmets by the bikers and for triple riding, 6,751 were persons booked for not wearing seat belts, 55,243 persons were booked using mobile phones, 946 persons were booked for over speeding, 13,558 drivers were challaned for overloading, 7,548 persons  were  challaned  for other offences.

IGP said that efforts were made to streamline the system on modern lines in the State. He said that traffic personnel have made strenuous efforts to implement traffic rules and said special campaign has yielded good results. During his presentation, the IGP also pointed out to the requirements to bring further improvement in the system.

        Among others, the meeting was attended by SSP Traffic Jammu, Mr. Mohan Lal, AIG (Personnel) PHQ, Mr. Tahir Sajjad, SP Traffic, Rural Jammu, Mr. Dushan Sharma and other police officers.