'City Police Working Towards Better Traffic Management'

Published: 14th November 2015 07:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2015 07:08 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:City Police are to move towards better traffic management, with the help of Home Guards. They also plan to improve the situation by maintaining traffic signals in a better manner and installing closed-circuit television cameras at vantage points.

Speaking to Express, City Police Commissioner A Amalraj said that white shirts, similar to the ones worn by regular traffic policemen, would be distributed to Home Guard personnel on traffic duty.

“There are around 425 Home Guards in Coimbatore of whom, at least 50 show up to help the police every morning and evening. The regular khaki clothes they wear make them almost invisible to motorists. Our aim is to help them manage traffic,” said the City Police Commissioner.

Area commander of Home Guards, Coimbatore District, Balaji Raju, said that white shirts were already being used by their personnel in the district which really has a great effect and added that he expected to see the same results in the city.

The police are also preparing to repair and maintain malfunctioning traffic signals. Apart from roping in private agents to take over maintenance of signals immediately, the police are also working on ways to set up UPS systems at signals.

To manage tackling of crimes and to also enhance the capabilities of the police in tracking down offenders, the force is working on identifying working CCTV cameras located near 71 traffic signals. The cameras which are not functional are expected to be repaired, while the working ones are to be linked to the police control room, where they can be monitored round-the-clock.

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