To reduce the number of road accidents in the city,the Chandigarh Police will be spending around Rs 2 crore this year.
As per the year 2012-13 budget allocation,the UT Police has got a total of Rs 26.68 crore. The road safety and modernisation fund has seen an increase from the previous years.
While Rs 7.28 crore has been allocated to modernisation,road safety has been given an amount of Rs 2 crore. The plan has also approved Rs 40 lakh for Regional Training Centre (RTC) that it to come up at Sarangpur village.
According to police top brass,modernisation funds will be utilised for the Safe City Project and setting up the finger print bureau apart from adding several new equipment.
Housing has got Rs 5 crore while the demand was for Rs 7 crore. For allied works,police had asked for Rs 20 crore,but it ended up getting only Rs 12 crore. The amount will be used for maintenance and renovation of police stations and police posts and other similar works.
Last year,136 people were killed while 370 were injured in 437 accidents that occurred on the city roads.
To create awareness about road safety,police will distribute pamphlets and publications. Apart from this,road safety will also be made part of the school curriculum in government schools.