Traffic awareness month: Cops take to Gandhigiri to maintain order on roads
Aiming to improve traffic scenario in the state’s National Capital Region (NCR), the traffic police departments in Noida and Ghaziabad on Sunday launched a month-long traffic awareness and enforcement programme.
The departments have planned to aware students, residents, commuters and other motorists not to flout traffic rules. Notably, the areas have been facing the worst traffic due to the increasing volume of vehicles and lack of enforcement by the agencies concerned.
Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Kiran S flagged off a traffic awareness rally from his office in Sector 14 A to Sector 35 in Noida on Sunday. Traffic police personnel presented all traffic violators with roses and a greeting card.
The Noida traffic police have made a detailed plan for the month-long drive. The campaign comprises meetings for sensitisation of traffic police personnel, awareness campaigns in schools/ colleges and sensitisation programmes for autorickshaw, bus and truck drivers.
This time the department is focusing on ‘Gandhigiri’.
Ram Nayan Yadav, SP Traffic (Noida), said the enforcement officials have been offering flowers to make people understand traffic rules.
“The violators will be greeted with roses and a greeting card. We hope the initiative helps,” he said.
The traffic police will also observe ‘World Remembrance Day’ for road accident victims on November 15 and will also conduct intensive enforcement drive at different stretches and roads to ensure all road users follow traffic rules.
In Ghaziabad, SSP Dharmender Singh flagged off the traffic month, which starts on November 1. Senior
policemen participated in a motorcycle rally from Meerut tri-section to Police Lines.
“To improve traffic and check violations, the department organises the traffic month every year. During the session, we emphasise to make people aware towards traffic rules. We create special teams and deploy them at strategic locations. The personnel keep a close watch on traffic movements and aware people during their travel. We also organise seminars in schools,” said a police official of Ghaziabad.