Berhampur, Nov 8 (LocalWire): Police have increased the number of traffic constables from 57 to 90 for effective regulation of traffic in Berhampur, one of the biggest commercial hubs of southern Odisha.
A DSP-rank officer, an IIC and three police officers have also been posted in the city to look into traffic-related issues in the city.
Of the 90 constables, 40 of them are trained from the traffic institute, Bhubaneswar, and have been inducted today for traffic management in the city,’ said SP (Berhampur) Pinak Mishra.
He said 30 other constables were undergoing training at present and will be inducted.
Besides the traffic officers and constables, home guards and APR personnel will also be engaged in traffic management.
Around 150 personnel will now manage the traffic, which is one of priority areas for police, he said.
At the same time, the number of designated traffic posts in the city has also increased to 14.
‘The number of traffic posts will be increased in the coming days, as we have requested different organizations, including banks to provide assistance for the traffic posts in the city from their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds,’ he said.
‘We hope with augmentation of the existing traffic system, the traffic-related issues in the city will be addressed in an effective manner,’ the SP said.
At the same time, he also appealed to the public to obey traffic rules and cooperate with traffic personnel to maintain a smooth traffic flow,’ he added.
People have been made aware of traffic rules after the enforcement of the new amendment of the MV Act.
But more awareness is needed to educate people about the traffic rules, he added.