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Executives help decongest Gurgaon

india Updated: Feb 27, 2011 01:46 IST
Faizan Haider
Faizan Haider
Hindustan Times
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They are busy driving up profits of their companies. But they are so tired of the traffic situation in Gurgaon that top executives of several multi-national companies (MNC) have taken it upon themselves to fix it.

Several corporate executives have signed up for Gurgaon Traffic Police’s volunteer scheme. They will work as Road Safety Officers managing traffic three to six hours a week at the busy IFFCO Chowk starting Monday.

“Traffic is a major issue in this city. When we heard of the traffic volunteer scheme, we decided to contribute. After carrying out drunken driving checks, we have now suggested various steps to decongest IFFCO Chowk,” said Vedant Kaushal, senior manager in a Gurgaon-based MNC. Famous as Road Safety Officers (RSOs) these volunteers will also help traffic police in developing new plans.

The Gurgaon police currently have over 50 volunteers. “The Gurgaon police have an acute shortage of manpower. We decided to seek support from members of the public to partner our effort to bring discipline and courtesy back on Gurgaon’s roads,” deputy commissioner of police (Traffic) Bharti Arora said.