The Ghaziabad traffic police on Saturday started an initiative to check snarls on roads by deploying police personnel on mobile high-speed bikes on six major roads and highways.
Officials said that the bikes, coded ‘tramo’, will remain on their designated road from 7am to 10pm to keep a vigil over bottlenecks, jams, vehicle breakdown and ensure that smooth traffic flow is reinstated.
Resolution of jams at traffic bottlenecks in the city has been a major issue as it is surrounded by NH-24, erstwhile NH-58, GT Road, Hapur Road and other major roads on which there is heavy traffic flow.
Officials said that the move was initiated to reduce traffic congestion. Two traffic police personnel have been assigned for each bike. The personnel have been provided body cameras, reflective jackets, pollution mask, challan books, wireless communication devices and petrol cards to help them carry out their duty.
“Each traffic patrol bike is assigned a major road or stretch of a highway where jams are witnessed, especially during the peak hour. The personnel will exclusively keep track of erring vehicles and parking on roads. In the case of an accident or a vehicle breakdown, the police on bikes will immediately seek help from the control room,” said Rajesh Kumar, superintendent of police (traffic).
The six stretches where the initiative was started are UP Gate to Santosh Medical College on NH-24, Santosh Medical to Dhaulana crossing, UP Gate to Mohan Nagar and Seemapuri Border on Link Road, Mohan Nagar to Meerut tri-crossing and further towards brick kiln number 5 on the erstwhile NH-58, Meerut tri-crossing to Lal Kuan and Hapur crossing to old bus stand.
“During a survey, we found that these six stretches are among the most used roads where snarls are frequent during peak hour and even during the day. The personnel will also keep a vigil on the roadside parking of trucks and other vehicles, and will penalise the offenders,” Kumar said.
The six bikes, which include Apache and Pulsar, were from the 80 received by the Ghaziabad police after the new government assumed office.