Beating pressure: Now 1-day off must for Ggn traffic cops
Gurugram: To reduce the pressure on the 1,700 traffic police, the Gurugram police has made it compulsory to take a day off. Addressing the officials on Saturday, Gurugram police commissioner KK Rao affirmed that the cops deployed with the traffic police wing would get their weekly off either on Saturday or Sunday as the traffic on the city's roads is lesser during the weekends. He said that half of the traffic police force would be given a holiday on Saturday and the other half would get an off on Sunday.
With the increasing number of appalling incidents of traffic violators injuring or running over traffic policemen in Gurugram, KK Rao, Commissioner of Police, asked traffic police personnel to not risk their lives. Rao advised the cops to take note of the registration number of vehicles of the violators. "Challenges galore. There have been occasions when limited resources and hostility by the citizens have taken a toll. We are trying to address the challenges and e will definitely find solutions on some of the difficulties that face our organization," added the official.
With challenges of rising crimes and traffic jams, the Haryana government has been continuously focussing on increasing the number of traffic cops and the police stations. In just one year there have been over 500 traffic cops that have been inducted in the Gurugram police.
Moreover, most of the retired Army officers who have taken premature retirement are also being encouraged to be RSO's. The number of police stations has been increased
It is however not a completely rosy picture. There have been complaints that how most of the Gurugram cops using the pretext of levying fines on traffic violators often harass the commuters.