50% of traffic police are wasted at junctions

Published : DNA The question most frequently asked during public interactions is why policemen are standing hidden behind trees away from junctions to catch traffic violators (read signal jumpers) instead of being at the junctions to stop them from jumping the signal.Here the comment ‘hiding behind trees’ is disputable since there are hardly any trees left at ...

Managing traffic through Technology

Published : TechGig In our latest Technology for People series, we narrate how IT is improving effective policing. His sun-burnt face lit up at the sight of visitors. “Please have a seat,” he said before turning his attention to the array of computer screens in front of him. Basanna Bajanthri, a Bangalore traffic cop for ...

Traffic management needs a holistic approach

Published : Deccan Herald During public interactions, question often asked is whether public opinion and residents’ associations have any role to play in traffic planning? While answering in the affirmative, my view is that public opinion has to be holistic and not merely driven by “I, me, and myself.” The nature of traffic planning and management ...

If you cross drinking limits,then dont drive

Published : Times of India One for the road No way.I took only beer,how can I be drunk is the most frequently heard argument by traffic police in Bangalore.If everyone is to be believed,consumption of beer in the city would have increased tenfold.Also,most feel it is OK to drink beer irrespective of the quantity and drive ...

Its traffic enforcement or harassment

Published : Times of India Altercations between the public and traffic policemen are not unheard of.But to say that every traffic cop is standing at the junction just to abuse people is stretching it a bit too far.Without denying or justifying the existence of such malaise,it is worth examining the genesis of the problem as to ...

Ambulances need space and courtesy

Published : Times of India Concern for ambulances stuck in a traffic jam is a noble thought.Suggestions ranging from separate lanes for ambulances to technology-driven solutions that would turn every signal green as the vehicle approaches a junction,keep pouring in. Good intentions indeed.Except that the situation and road users behaviour leave much to be desired. If merely ...

Hike parking charges to solve traffic woes: Praveen Sood

Published : DNA Beginning today, DNA will interact every week with experts on traffic, crime, and law and order issues to defog citizens’ concerns. This week we focus on parking menace and how it’s shrinking carriageways. Additional commissioner of police (traffic) Praveen Sood tells DNA that parking is at the root of city’s traffic ills. What ...

One-way? Two-way? Absolutely No way!

One-way? Two-way? Absolutely No way!
Published : Times of India Author: Praveen Sood 583 total views, 1 views today

Junction improvement speeds up traffic

Published : Times of India The citys traffic police are improving junctions to make the traffic flow easier and faster.B S Manu Rao reports An important component of BTRAC – an initiative of the traffic police to improve the traffic conditions in the city – is junction improvement.Not much is spoken of this aspect of ...

Let us make a difference and feel the difference too

Let us make a difference and feel the difference too
Published : Times of India   677 total views, no views today