Police services under Sakala

Published : DNA Sakala, the state government initiative that ensures time-bound service delivery, now includes certain services of the police department too. Tasks like issuing a copy of the first-information report to the complainant, no-objection certificate for passport verification, issuing arms licence, renewing its verification, police verification of servants/housemaids and others now come under Sakala, ...

Police launch SMS alert service under Sakala

Published : The Hindu With an aim to end applicants’ frequent trips to police stations to know the status of their applications for various services, the Police Department has introduced SMS alert facility for 21 services under Guarantee of Services (GSC) to Citizens Act, 2011, popularly called Sakala. An automatic SMS is generated as soon ...

Police services are just an SMS away

Published : Times of India In a bid to introduce more citizen-centric initiatives and simplify procedures for services provided by the police department, an instant automated short service message (SMS) service has been introduced. The SMS facility for 11 services in the department will begin from October 10 and be enabled under the Sakala scheme ...

Disciplining auto drivers needs a paradigm shift

Published : DNA One feature that has united the country with its consistency is atrocious behaviour of autorickshaw drivers. It has tormented senior citizens, working women, students and the middle-class over decades. Whether the experience in Bangalore is the worst is a matter of debate. The traffic police penalising autorickshaw drivers has not made any perceptible change ...

Consensus, an impossibility

Published :  Bangalore Mirror Road-widening must be driven by the principle of larger good for the masses, but must be backed by reliable studies, says Praveen Sood, the former traffic police chief, in an exclusive write-up Nothing is farther from the possibility than finding a consensus among citizens on road widening. No commuter who passes through ...

Trailer of good things to come

Published : Times of India The Metro Rail is the most efficient form of transportation.Praveen Sood,Addl Director General of Police (Police Computer Wing) and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety,spells out what it entails for the city The Metro Rail is one of the effective mass public transportation systems,and therefore one of the most effective solutions to ...

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 ...