Saturday, January 5, 2008

Pune traffic police meet non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to discuss traffic planning and management

In a novel initiative to facilitate smooth and efficient functioning, the city traffic police have trifurcated its work under three divisions — engineering, education and enforcement to be headed by three assistant commissioners of police (ACP).

The ACPs will also co-ordinate with interested non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for traffic planning in the city.

Around 10 issues of traffic engineering, 7 to 8 issues of traffic education and 10 issues related to traffic enforcement were discussed during the meeting.

NGOs such as Parisar, Nagrik Chetna Manch, Kumari Rajshri Parmar memorial foundation, Sajag Nagrik Manch, Nirdhar, Rotary, Lions groups and several others participated in the meeting.

Representatives from municipal corporations of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, Khadki Cantonment Board, Pune mahanagar parivahan mahamandal limited (PMPML), Maharashtra state road transport corporation (MSRTC) and regional transport office (RTO) were also present during the meeting.
-The Times of India

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1 comment:

  1. Old habits die hard. If I go by this concept, then Pune police just need a stick. BUT the big caution is that first give enough space on roads to move & good roads. I am not sure why pune roads are so bad when we know money should not be an issue with PMT or any civic authority in Pune.What are we waiting for to make roads and build good boundaries on both sides. Lane them properly and then install camera's over junctions and speed meters. I have seen people in USA and Sangapore and other countries following rules. Believe me its just the fear of cops. I myself lived in USA for long. Fool proof system where photograph of vehicle violating traffic rule is enclosed with Ticket (fine) and sent to driver. No one can fool police there. If its just a matter of installing electronics, then what are we waiting for? I am sure that cost of equipments can be recovered by fines in few months only. Responsibility of traffic police to use it genuinely will ofcourse remain.