Traffic police mitr to help resolve traffic issues
PANVEL: Concretisation work on four roads in Panvel has begun simultaneously which has sent the traffic in the city into a tizzy.
The indiscipline of motorists and haphazard parking has made matters worse with traffic snarls occurring all over the city.
To resolve the problem and free motorists of traffic issues, the traffic police has, decided to initiate the police mitr concept on the lines of the police force. The decision was taken by the deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Arvind Salve.
The decision was announced by Salve at a meeting with representatives of the citizen union forum and city councillors earlier this week. The police have issued special identity cards to residents who have volunteered to help the police. These residents are known as police mitr aur police friends. The traffic police mitr plan is based on the same concept.
The city traffic police do not have adequate personnel to address traffic woes. It is not possible for the traffic personnel to be present at all locations where there are traffic snarls.
Several personnel are posted
on the highway to ensure free flow of traffic. This leaves little time for them to manage traffic within the city limits. “The traf-
fic police mitr are required to reduce the burden on our personnel and also resolve the traffic snarls in the city,” said Salve.
“We will start the project first in Panvel and if it is successful there, we will implement it in Navi Mumbai as well,” he said.