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Soon, radio updates on traffic police Facebook page

india Updated: Jun 02, 2011 01:18 IST
Sunil Thapliyal
Sunil Thapliyal
Hindustan Times
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Soon, the users of social networking website Facebook can also listen to the real-time updates about traffic movements broadcast by city's community radio.

By the end of this month, the community radio will start uploading audio clippings of traffic related advisories, information and interviews on the traffic police's Facebook page which is already popular among the commuters.

"We have been working with the city police for last one year. And we have been airing interviews and other traffic information for our audience. We inform them about traffic movement, jams, and other information of the city. However, with this step we will target the audience who are not aware about the initiative of the traffic police and our radio station," said Arti Jaiman, the director of the radio channel.

She said the radio have a large numbers of audience in the city however there are only limited user of the Facebook, but it is good to spread information to maximum number of listeners. "We are going to upload these audio clips by the end of this month," said Jaiman.

The radio channel gives regular traffic updates to its audience during the morning peak hour. "Although, traffic police are giving SMS alert to people but radio has more reach as compare to the SMS services," said Jaiman.

More than 2,500 netizens have joined the Gurgaon traffic police's Facebook page. "People are responding well to our page. We are getting suggestions and complaints every day," said Alok Mittal, joint commissioner of police.

Recently, a constable was suspended after a Facebook user uploaded a video of the policeman demanding Rs 1,000 as bribe.