Traffic Police to deploy additional men
Jammu, Oct 30: In view of ensuing Durbar Move, Traffic Police Department is contemplating to deploy around 80 additional personnel to man Jammu road to regulate smooth traffic movement across the winter capital of the state.
Sources in the department said that around 80 additional traffic personnel will be deployed in view of the heavy influx of vehicles during the winter season. As per the official estimate more than 20,000 vehicles are added on Jammu roads every year after Durbar Move in winters.
They said that department has made strategy to handle all kind of hurdles that may follow with opening of Durbar in Jammu. The most common difficulty being faced by the traffic department is the trend of protests demonstration which led to disruption of vehicular movement on the city roads.
There would be diversion of some routes for public transport, sources said adding that vehicles coming from Jewel via Indira Chowk to Shalamar Raod will have to take turn from Ranbireshwar Temple to reach Parade.
When contacted SSP Traffic Manmohan Singh said, “Traffic department is fully prepared in the wake of Durbar Move as traffic movement remains all time high during this period”.
There are total 300 traffic personnel in the Jammu district for proper regulation of traffic and 30 additional traffic personnel will be deployed with Durbar Move. “However, the deployment would be increased more during assembly session”, he added.
All necessary measures have been put in place so that no inconvenience is caused to general public while increasing traffic regulation system in Jammu city and its outskirts, he added.
The SSP said that installation of Traffic Signal Lights would play an important role in regulating traffic movement. “We have started organizing camps in schools to create awareness about the traffic signal and others rules among students to minimize the casualties on the road,” he added.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST
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