March 20, 2009 1:21:31 am
If you come across a major traffic jam at any part of the city and there are no traffic police to control the situation,just dial 020 – 26208225.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic control branch) Manoj Patil has assured that all the calls made on this number regarding traffic jams in the city would be considered and immediate arrangements would be made to ease out the traffic. The number is installed at the control room of traffic control branch of Pune police.
“We have decided to maintain a traffic jam register. We appeal the citizens to call at the control room and inform us about traffic jams in the city. The call will be registered in our traffic jam register,” Patil said.
“Besides easing out traffic jams,we would study the places where traffic jams are happening frequently. We would then study these places and would find a solution to reduce traffic jams,” he said adding that they have successfully reduced the traffic jams at Jehangir hospital chowk,Holkar Bridge and other spots.”
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“We are also focusing on the traffic signals on main roads. Changes are being made so that vehicle movements on main roads become fast. We have observed that due to the slow movements on main roads,people have started using the small roads in residential areas,” he said.
The traffic police are studying the flow of traffic on the main roads in the city. Various changes are being planned for reducing the time for which,the vehicles have to wait at the traffic signals on the main roads.
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