Cops back to Traffic Regulation 101
Cops back to Traffic Regulation 101.A Traffic Training Institute has been set up by Vijayawada Police Commissionerate (VPC) to train police personnel from the ranks of constable to inspector in traffic control and management.
A Traffic Training Institute has been set up by Vijayawada Police Commissionerate (VPC) to train police personnel from the ranks of constable to inspector in traffic control and management. 33 traffic cops underwent training under the aegis of DCP G Ashok Kumar at the programme, which commenced at the Armed Reserve Grounds on Monday.
Speaking about the new initiative, Police Commissioner AB Venkateswara Rao said, “Vijayawada has gained prominence in the last few months after the State government announced its plans to build the capital region here. The density of traffic in the city has increased in recent times as hundreds of new two-wheelers and four-wheelers are hitting the road every day.
Hence, there is an every need to focus on traffic regulation and promote road safety. So we have started the Traffic Training Institute to impart quality training to police personnel in traffic control and management.”Regardless of their rank, every traffic cop will have to take part in the programme, which lays equal emphasis both on theory and practical lessons. The cops will be trained three times a day, first from 6 am to 8 am, then from 9.30 am to 12.50 pm and finally from 3 pm to 5 pm.
On traffic related issues, Rao said, “The major traffic bottlenecks in the city have been identified and we will come up with remedial measures to ensure free movement of vehicles during rush hours.Traffic constables manning the busy road junctions have been given digital cameras for effective implementation of the e-Challan system. It has started yielding good results in curbing violation of traffic norms by vehicle riders and promoting road safety.”