The city police have started a pilot Lollipop Man project at the Bishop Cotton Girls School on Residency Road to enable safe road crossing for schoolchildren. The initiative,on the lines of what is seen in the western world,will be gradually extended to 118 schools.
The initiative is an effort to ensure safety of schoolchildren around their schools. It involves a Lollipop Man,wearing an orange or green reflective overcoat,with a lollipop-shaped Stop/Schoolchildren crossing sign board,regulating vehicles. People will be trained at the Traffic Training Institute to function as Lollipop Man and to teach schoolchildren traffic rules.