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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 12:49 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 12:49 AM (IST)

Police told to streamline traffic in city

Police told to streamline traffic in city
The new team of the traffic police in Dehradun on Monday. Tribune photo: Abhyudaya Kotnala

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, March 20

Dehradun SSP Sweety Agarwal directed Circle Officers and SHOs to take immediate steps to regulate traffic in the city. She warned that strict action would be taken against those cops found guilty of lethargic approach during duty hours. She was addressing mediapersons at a press conference here today.

The SSP said, “Couple of plans is in the pipeline to streamline traffic in the city. The deploying of additional police force from police stations at the busiest inter-crossings and on arterial roads is the regular feature to streamline traffic especially during peak hours.” She said the city police had procured 100 latest whistle, 200 face masks, 197 rain suits, 200 florescent jackets, 200 baton lights, three roles of vehicle marking tapes, 120 gum boots, 150 LEG lights for the traffic cops. She warned that strict action would be taken against those who were found guilty of parking their vehicles at no parking places. The SSP said school and college administration were urged to sensitise parents and their wards to strictly discard underage driving. She said a special drive would be started soon to check rash, negligence or underage driving in the city. She lamented the over increasing cases of road accidents in the city. Heavy penalties would be imposed on those found guilty of breaking traffic rules and regulations. She said new places would be identified for parking of the vehicles in different areas of the city in order to overcome the problem of traffic congestion.

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