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Traffic, Games: Dadwal's priorities

delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2007 01:14 IST
Vijaita Singh
Vijaita Singh
Hindustan Times
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Delhi got its new police chief on Thursday. YS Dadwal took charge of Delhi Police from KK Paul at 9.15 am at the police headquarters.



Dadwal, a 1974 batch IPS officer, said that he wanted to instill confidence into citizens and fear in the minds of lawbreakers.



"Traffic management and Blueline buses are a cause of concern. We have limited resources, which are to be put to optimum use," said Dadwal soon after assuming the post of police commissioner.



"I feel strongly about free registration of cases. I have always opposed burking in the three-and-a-half years I headed the New Delhi range," Dadwal told the

Hindustan Times

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He said that Delhi Police would be reorganised to put more personnel on the roads and to use more technology in the field of traffic management. "All possible steps like installation of cameras to check traffic violation are being taken by the force to ensure smooth movement of vehicles," he said.



Game for the Commonwealth event


The officer also added that he had concrete plans for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. "The emphasis will be on humane policing. The educational profile of the force is changing rapidly. During the last recruitment process, we had over 60 per cent graduates joining us. A lot of emphasis is being put on behavioural orientation.



"We are taking all possible measures to ensure that when we reach the Commonwealth Games, the force is behaviourally up to the challenge," Dadwal said.



"I handled the Asian Games in 1982 and I am aware of the challenges. We have definite plans for the Games and will work according to that," he added.



Dadwal said his visit to the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne last year will help him in giving shape to his vision. He added that the police had already roped in three private firms to train its personnel to improve their communication and other skills.



"A priority area would be redressing complaints. Every complainant who comes to a police station will be heard. Complainants' satisfaction will be an area of thrust for me," he said.



Another primary concern the officer felt needed attention is the safety of women and senior citizens in the capital. "We have been working on this area. Incidents of rape have come down," he said.



The officer also stressed that "we will maintain pressure on terrorist groups, criminals and interstate gangs among others".