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Old 25th November 2019, 10:49   #1
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Default Kerala Police to plan better traffic flow in the city with public participation

It was a welcoming intiative yesterday, where State Police Chief DGP Loknath Behera chaired a public meeting to discuss the traffic issues of Trivandrum city. The meeting involved a wide public involvement for suggestions, complaints and feedback.
District Police Chief (Thiruvananthapuram City) M.R. Ajith Kumar and Additional Commissioner of Police Harshita Attaluri were also present on the occasion.

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Always glad to see the top officials involving public feedback and implementing on the same for betterment of road safety and usage.

Key points;
  • The menace of motorcyclists riding on pavements was cited by the attendees, particularly, senior citizens and morning walkers.
  • Deployment of cheetah enforcement vehicles across the disctrict for round the clock traffic management.
  • Plan to emulate the successful artificial intelligence-based Integrated Traffic Management System of Dubai police in Thiruvananthapuram city within six months.
  • Rolling out of mobile application that will enable the public to report traffic violations, based on which legal action will be initiated against the erring motorists.
  • Most of these would be implemented within three months, those requiring policy decisions would be forwarded to the government for approval

Source: The Hindu

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Key points;
  • Deployment of cheetah enforcement vehicles across the district for round the clock traffic management.
Kerala police launched 10 Patrol Jeeps and 30 Patrol bikes under the 'Cheetah Police Patrol' scheme today.
As detailed earlier, primary role for the new task force would be to enforce traffic order, reduce and ease traffic congestion's, pro-active measures to prevent accidents and identifying and reporting road incidents and conditions.

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  • Rolling out of mobile application that will enable the public to report traffic violations, based on which legal action will be initiated against the erring motorists.
This is THE KEY to success if implemented through a proper outsourced scanning agency that will verify the authenticity of the reported posts/videos/images & then contribute to whatever steps further like approving for a challan or nabbing or providing evidence.

Going by the history of our nation's law, mostly what might happen will be too many posts reported & some of them even out of beat/jurisdiction. Obviously, after few days due to non action, public will also lose interest in reporting (avenging is another part of story that is likely to happen) & like every other good law in this country, app will be mobile & law will exist on paper.

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Kerala police launched 10 Patrol Jeeps and 30 Patrol bikes under the 'Cheetah Police Patrol' scheme today.
As detailed earlier, primary role for the new task force would be to enforce traffic order, reduce and ease traffic congestion's, pro-active measures to prevent accidents and identifying and reporting road incidents and conditions.

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Here's what should be done to ease the traffic congestion in Kochi (just few points that came to my mind).
1) Better roads. Many inner roads are in shambles so motorists are forced to use the main roads leading to traffic congestion. When the Kochi Metro was under construction, they repaired all inner roads so that traffic could be diverted. Those are still in top notch condition.
2) Serious action against private bus drivers - rash driving, stopping in the middle of the roads to pick/drop passengers, blocking free left and what not.
3) Bridges/flyovers - We now have a new monument here by the name of Palarivattom flyover. Either demolish it and construct a new flyover or let light vehicles pass over the bridge.
4) In most of the manned junctions/cross roads, I don't see the cops managing it effectively. For few hours they do, then they will be either sitting in the shade and using their mobile. Don't waste the resource, use a traffic signal instead.

Honestly, I feel such swanky new vehicles will not ease traffic congestion here. Will see them drive up and down the road adding more traffic congestion. I hope I will be proven wrong this time and they seriously do something about this. Don't want to waste 2 hours to drive 20 kms daily.
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