Srinagar: IGP Traffic Alok Kumar Tuesday convened a meeting of Officers of Traffic Police City Srinagar and Traffic Police Rural Kashmir at Traffic Police Headquarters, Srinagar with an aim to strengthen traffic enforcement and regulation mechanism.
The IGP sought feedback from officers regarding current traffic management/situation in the Valley. He also reviewed the traffic arrangements put in place for Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations.
The meeting was attended by SSP Traffic City Srinagar, Al-Tahir Gilani, SP Traffic Rural Kashmir, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah, Addl. SP Traffic City Srinagar, Sonam Decha, Dy SPs, DTIs of Traffic City Srinagar and Traffic Police Rural Kashmir.
The IGP Traffic stressed upon the officers to take all necessary measures to smoothen the flow of traffic in City Srinagar and all areas of Kashmir Valley by strictly enforcing the M V Act / Rules with zero tolerance against visible offences viz. use of seat belt, overloading in PSVs, use of helmet etc. He further stressed upon the officers to exhibit high sense of responsibility and behaviour while dealing with the traffic violators.
Alok Kumar in his deliberations with the officers sought assurances from the officers for a visible change on ground with a people friendly attitude and ensured that technology-oriented gadgetry and other implements would be provided to the traffic officers for traffic regulation and enforcement in the near future.
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The chair directed the officers that the entry of heavy vehicles (tippers) into City Srinagar be allowed as per the prescribed time. The officers were directed that they will coordinate with the management of coaching centers to scatter the timing of coaching centers during peak hours, so that the traffic movement on these routes may not get hampered.
IGP Traffic stressed upon the officers that they will coordinate with SMC Srinagar and will conduct regular drivers at HSHS and Maharaja Bazar to remove the illegal occupation on the road side so that the traffic movement on this road stretch can be normalised. The officers were directed that they will ensure that all lower subordinates’ officials will wear florescent jackets during night hours for visibility and safety. The officers were directed to ensure that no PSV shall be allowed to ply on M.A Road and shall follow the diversion plan strictly and violators be dealt strict as per M.V Act.
IGP Traffic visited the under construction Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover and directed CEO ERA to open one tube of the said flyover from Jehangir Chowk to Naaz Crossing during peak hours who assured that one tube of said flyover will be thrown open from tomorrow during peak hours to ease out traffic pressure on this particular road stretch. Furthermore, IGP Traffic directed that frequent awareness programmes be conducted in schools and colleges to develop a sense of responsibility among budding youths of the society.
Alok Kumar also visited Dargah Hazratbal Shrine to review the traffic arrangements for Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi (SAW) and gave on spot directions to the officers regarding smooth movement of traffic.
IGP Traffic requested the general public to co-operate with Traffic department in regulating traffic.