Chandigarh: Punjab government today said ithas decided to implement ‘Traffic Marshal’ scheme in the state on Chandigarh pattern. Transport Minister Ajit Singh Kohar said this while presiding over the Punjab State Road Safety Council meeting here today, said an official release. He said initially this scheme will be implemented in Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali and Patiala.
The Chandigarh Traffic Police introduced the concept of Traffic Marshals to the ‘City Beautiful’ in year 2004 in order to improve its interface with the citizens. Under this scheme citizen volunteers are invited to participate as ‘Marshals’ in the enforcement drives of the traffic police. Volunteers are also sensitized about the need for road safety and the role of traffic law enforcement in achieving the same. Kohar said the Road Safety Council has in principle agreed to the constitution of ‘Road Safety Scheme Division’ to reduce the accidental deaths and injuries on roads. The division would include Enforcement, Education, Health Care, Accident Investigation, Data Collection Maintenance and able staff/officers.
He said online website has been created by Punjab Roads and Bridges Development Board in order to mark accident prone areas as ‘black spots’. He appealed to traffic police officials to go strict against overloaded tractors and trolley’s vehicles apart from stopping the commercial use of tractor- trolley. PTI
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