News : Traffic Police Helpline Relaunched, Facebook Page Started
Jalandhar, India, April 8, 2016 -- The Jalandhar Commissionerate Police relaunched the Traffic Police helpline number 1073 which had been lying defunct in the city for long.
Police Commissioner Arpit Shukla said an operator would attend to the calls round-the-clock and sound off alert to the staff for quick relief in the problem area. He said the operator would even revert to the caller within 15 minutes and ask him if the traffic issue had been resolved.
The Commissioner also launched a new Facebook page of the Traffic Police called ‘Traffic Police Jalandhar’ for sending any updates on chaos on roads. He said all news and updates related to traffic management would be put on the page and suggestions would be invited from the public for the same.
Traffic constables, head constables and traffic marshals attended the meet on the traffic issues with Shukla at the Police Lines. DCP Harjit Singh, ADCP Traffic Kulwant Singh Heer and ACP Traffic Richa Agnihotri were also present on the occasion.
The Police Commissioner told the traffic cops to send his SMSes or even call him for any issue related to traffic management. While urging them to hold daily nakas against drunken driving from 9 pm to 11 pm, he told the officials to send him daily report on the matter via phone text. Regarding out-of-order alchometers and no speed radars, he said he would take up the matter with the DGP who was in the city for a short visit.
He said on the basis of various inputs that he would gather on traffic management, he would issue a white paper next month for which he required valuable suggestions from the staff as well as public. Cops pointed out that more tow-away vehicles were required to pull out accident-hit vehicles on roads. They also sought yellow line markings for parking along roads and markets.
Shukla invited public support for installing the CCTVs at various places in the city. "We have got 15 cameras installed in Model Town under the project Aankhein. We will get more added on through community participation." He said as many as 1.6 lakh CCTVs had been installed in New Delhi on the same mode.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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