Jammu: Noting “shrinking” roads and increasing traffic, Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief K Rajendra Kumar today directed Traffic police authorities to identify traffic bottlenecks facing frequent congestion and deploy manpower accordingly.
Director General of Police (DGP) reviewed the traffic management scenario in the state at a high-level meeting held at Police headquarters (PHQ) here and stressed on the need for innovative traffic management.
“Coordinated effort by the stake holders to bring visible improvements in traffic regulation in the twin capital cities and other towns in the state is needed,” he said.
Various measures put in place to bring innovative changes in the traffic management and the results achieved thereof were discussed in the meeting.
It was told that additional manpower has been pressed into service and modern gadgets introduced to improve the management.
Traffic patrols have also been deployed to ensure smooth traffic movement on National Highways and other vital routes, an official spokesman said.
He said considerable increase in traffic and shrinking roads have made traffic management a challenging task which needs efficient efforts and proper supervision.
Augmentation of vehicles for the traffic police was also decided in the meeting, he said, adding the DGP stressed on taking extra steps to ensure better traffic management in the capital cities.
It was also decided in the meeting that Special DG Coordination (PHQ) would coordinate the efforts among different agencies and monitor the improvements made on the ground.
Rajendra asked the officers to work in synergy with other agencies to get feedback and introduce new strategy for bringing improvement in the system.
During the meeting it was decided that traffic wing will be further strengthened by providing more manpower including the supervisory officers so that the routes including those in the district headquarters and places of religious and tourist importance are covered sufficiently.
He said that traffic movement on National Highway is expected to increase in the coming days in view of ‘darbar’ move, Amar Nath Yatra and tourist inflow