Site visitors police want encroachment-free roads, personnel to control stream of site visitors
Amritsar, January 24
A inhabitants of over 15 lakh, manifold enhance within the variety of autos, swelling variety of vacationers and simply 220 cops to deal with vehicular site visitors! That is the present state of affairs within the holy metropolis.
The site visitors police isn’t solely scuffling with a scarcity of workers, however can be ill-equipped to deal with site visitors chaos that has change into the order of the day in several elements of town. The state of affairs will get aggravated throughout faculty timings when college students depart the colleges.
If the officers are to be believed, they’ve a requirement of round 400 cops to cope with site visitors jams on varied roads however presently they simply have half the energy required.
“We really feel helpless with the present workers energy. The persons are non-cooperative with regards to following site visitors norms in letter and spirit. We additionally don’t have sufficient tools for dealing with site visitors chaos,” stated a police official who most well-liked anonymity.
At current, we’ve got simply two tow-away vans, that too borrowed from the Municipal Company, whereas we want at the least 10 such vans to take away wrongly parked autos, he stated including that they’ve a restricted variety of wheel clamps for wrongly parked vehicles. Additionally, the site visitors police have simply 10 physique cameras for the site visitors cops that are but to be made out there to them, he added.
One other police official stated there have been no correct signboards for no-parking zones and areas within the metropolis. Additional, site visitors indicators at varied chowks weren’t correctly working and the division has written to the civic authorities quite a lot of occasions to get them repaired, however there was no vital response.
Just lately, Punjab Police introduced to begin e-challan system below the good metropolis mission for nailing site visitors offenders, however it stays a distant dream. Beneath the good metropolis mission, the work of putting in refined CCTV cameras had been but to be put in at a number of factors. Sensors had been additionally but to be synchronised with these cameras.
Further Deputy Commissioner of Police (Site visitors) Amandeep Kaur stated the division has written to the police commissioner for reinforcement of drive.
“We have now demanded round 90 extra cops for streamlining site visitors within the metropolis. We have now additionally taken up the problem of tow-way vans and different tools with the senior authorities,” the ADCP (Site visitors) stated. She, nonetheless, expressed her displeasure over the perspective of those that disregard site visitors norms.
“First give us roads for regulating site visitors. The roads have been encroached upon by shopkeepers, distributors and haphazard parking. If each division involved does its work correctly, we gained’t have such mess on roads. Folks also needs to cooperate in streamlining the site visitors by following guidelines,” she identified.