Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

PATH Article - Traffic cops 'adopt' schools, college to curb mishaps

Expand Messages
  • info@...
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 23, 2014
    • 0 Attachment

      Traffic cops 'adopt' schools, colleges to curb mishaps

       MUMBAI: In a unique move to curb accidents near schools and colleges, each
      traffic policeman has been assigned an educational institute. The policeman
      will meet the school's management and parents, maintain records of bus
      staffers and book rash drivers.

      The idea is to increase accountability and ensure better co-ordination
      between the traffic police and educational institutes.

      The scheme was launched on August 15 and is restricted to the eastern,
      western and northern suburbs for now.

      "Every week, the constables will report to their respective superior, who
      will be an inspector-level officer. Twice a month, the inspector will meet
      representatives of schools and colleges covered by his subordinates and
      review the measures taken by them," said DCP (traffic) Pratap Dighavkar.

      Parking, for instance, is an issue dogging every major educational institute.
      "Instances of chain-snatchings and cellphone thefts have also been observed
      outside colleges. Traffic policemen will visit educational institutes once a
      week to review their problems and come up with quick solutions. "Reckless and
      rash drivers will be prosecuted immediately," said Dighavkar.

      The visiting constable's cellphone number will be put up prominently on the
      school/college's notice board so that he can be contacted by everyone. The
      constable is required to maintain a record of every school bus driver and
      attendant with their names, addresses, contact numbers and native place
      details. All information obtained by a traffic constable from the educational
      institute has to be reported every week to his superior, who will be an
      inspector-level officer. Twice every month, this inspector will meet the
      management of schools and colleges that his subordinates cover and check on
      the measures undertaken by them.

      Constables have been segregated into groups of five and every such group will
      be headed by an officer. "Reckless and rash drivers found near educational
      institutes will be prosecuted immediately," said Dighavkar. "Besides, NCC and
      RSP cadets in schools and colleges are likely to be benefitted by our scheme,
      as they can have a first-hand interaction with a traffic cop every week.


      "Traffic constables who bring about a positive difference will be rewarded.
      This will encourage their colleagues to perform better," Dighavkar added.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.