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Noida: Gautam Budh Nagar SSP asks for more traffic cops

The police department has requested for more personnel to manage diversions and jams in a better manner.

noida Updated: Aug 03, 2017 22:47 IST
Preety Acharya
According to the senior police officials, ideally, there is a requirement of at least 15 traffic sub-inspectors and around 500 constables for the district.
According to the senior police officials, ideally, there is a requirement of at least 15 traffic sub-inspectors and around 500 constables for the district.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

The police chief of Gautam Budh Nagar has requested the state government to increase the number of sanctioned traffic police personnel for the district. Love Kumar, the senior superintendent of police, said that maintaining law and order is their first priority but traffic management is turning into a bigger issue as residents have to face the problem every day.

The police department has requested for more personnel to manage diversions and jams in a better manner.

The sanctioned strength of sub-inspectors for the traffic department is seven in the district, but only two of them are posted in the Gautam Budh Nagar. The sanctioned number of constables is 157 while the present strength is only 113.

“We have asked (the government) to increase the strength of our traffic department. Traffic is an issue that each one of us has to face on an everyday basis. We are trying our best to use the available resources but manpower is important to create an impact,” Kumar said.

According to the senior police officials, ideally, there is a requirement of at least 15 traffic sub-inspectors and around 500 constables for the district, keeping in mind the development and increasing number of vehicles.

The constables attached to the police stations will also be getting a crash course in handling traffic issues.

“Till there is no increase in the number of traffic police personnel, we are going to train our staff to control traffic. They will be taught the basics of handling traffic jams and other related issues. It is an attempt to maximise the utilisation of all available resources,” Kumar said.

Officials said that the training for the constables will be a short crash course, for around a week. The police department has been trying to set up a traffic police lines in the district for the last one year. “We have again pushed our project to have a traffic police lines to have an impactful system in place,” a senior police officer said.