SRINAGAR, June 11: The Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar today stressed for a comprehensive mechanism to bring improvements in the traffic management in the State and directed for strict enforcement of traffic rules to avoid road accidents and traffic jams causing inconvenience to the general public.
Mr. Rajendra was addressing senior police officers meeting at Traffic Police Headquarter’s here today. The meeting was convened to review the functioning of traffic system in the State and to bring improvements in the existing system, besides enhancing capabilities of traffic police .
The DGP emphasised upon the officers to utilize the available sources effectively to strengthen the management. He said that formulation of a comprehensive policy and strict enforcement of Motor Vehicle Act would definitely yield desired results to minimise the difficulties of the people causing due to traffic jams and road accidents. He said that awareness of traffic rules among the road users and the drivers would help the traffic regulators to ensure smooth plying of vehicles.
The Inspector General of Police (Traffic), Muneer Ahmed Khan, while giving power point presentation on the functioning of traffic police in the State, said that the traffic personnel have been making strenuous efforts to implement traffic rules. A campaign has already been started to panelise the drivers and the bikers violating the rules strictly. In the twin capital cities alternate routes have been adopted to avoid the jams during the peak hours and traffic signal systems at various junctions have produced good results. During his presentation, the IGP also pointed out some requirements to bring more improvement in the system.
The DGP stressed that while making alternate traffic arrangements to ensure smooth regulations in view of the tourist flow and other state functions, it should be kept in mind that business and educational activities are not affected. Convenience of school going children and the commuters should also be kept in consideration, said the DGP. He advised the people to cooperate with the traffic police in making the system more effective which would lead to better traffic management.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters), Dr. S. P. Vaid, Inspector General of Police (Headquarters), A. K. Chowdhary, DIG Traffic (Kashmir), Shafakat Ali Watali, Superintendents of Police, Traffic Haseeb-ul-Rehman and Manzoor Ahmed Dalal and other police officers.