Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Nandkumar Chougale told Hindustan Times that measures are being taken to keep traffic flow smooth during the monsoon.
What were the measures taken before the monsoon to ensure there would be no traffic problems?
We provided the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) with a list of areas that are prone to flooding and streets where potholes regularly create congestion during the monsoon. This list was handed over about a month ago.
What are the traffic police doing to ensure against slow-moving traffic?
During the monsoon, the condition of roads in most parts of the city deteriorates, causing congestion. Motorists are forced to drive slowly, which leads to severe snarls. The traffic police keep a close watch on CCTV footage from cameras installed across the city and immediately depute personnel to guide motorists and decongest affected areas.
Why has the BMC done nothing the condition of roads?
The BMC has done its job and focused on areas affected by potholes. They are still working on it. Meanwhile, the traffic police are doing a tremendous job. The moment a vehicle breaks down, causing traffic chaos, they rush there and push it to the side.
What have you done to prevent mishaps during the monsoon?
We are putting rumbler strips on highways to prevent motorists from speeding. This work will be completed soon.