They look like any other traffic policemen on Delhi’s roads but, unlike them, these officers are merciless when it comes to prosecuting violators.
A group of specially trained traffic men called the special task force (STF) are now on Delhi’s roads to rein in violations in troubled areas through saturated checks.
“Although intensified traffic management brought much relief, there are areas like BRT corridor, railway stations, market areas and no-entry points among others where general traffic policing did not curb violations,” said an officer of Delhi traffic police.
Following success during the Commonwealth Games, Delhi traffic police on Saturday re-launched its STF with 10 teams for 10 districts. Absence of technical gadgets, habitual traffic violations and instances of trafficmen’s connivance with violators prompted the re-launch of STF, the officer said.
“They not only catch violators, but also keep a strict vigil on their colleagues to identify those who connive with violators,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).