Haryana: Enforce traffic norms strictly & speed up probes, cops told

  • | Thursday | 23rd November, 2023

GURGAON: Home minister Anil Vij on Tuesday directed senior police officers to ensure the safety of commuters by strictly implementing traffic rules and cutting down fatalities from road accidents in the state.Vij said in a meeting held in Chandigarh that there was an urgent need to check the rising number of road accidents. Traffic police should develop a mechanism to monitor if norms are being followed, check lane-driving and issue online challans, he said.The minister also directed that all cases should be resolved within three months, failing which action will be taken against the concerned officials.The meeting was attended by additional chief secretary (home) TVSN Prasad, director general of police Shatrujit Singh Kapoor, ADGP Mamta Singh, ADGP OP Singh and ADGP Kala Ramachandran, among others.Cops should identify any dilapidated police posts and stations, and give them a modern look, Vij said.According to the minister, 6,000 people died in road accidents every year, and the state government wants this figure to decline.Senior police officers who attended the meeting said they informed Vij that a central control room is being set up in Karnal to operate 100 CCTV cameras. CCTV cameras have been installed on highways and issuing of online challans has started in 12 districts. Instructions have been issued to implement the same in remaining districts, officers told the minister.On frequent violations related to lane-driving, Vij said traffic police should issue challans. Around 1.7 lakh challans have been issued across the state this year for lane driving violations, cops said.Vij said cops were also being trained in soft skills to improve their interaction with people. Apart from this, it has been decided to hold police-public committee meetings at the district level on the last Wednesday of every month to settle various issues of specific areas, he said.Similarly, the minister spoke about giving specialised training to investigators deployed at the cyber police stations, so that online frauds can be probed speedily. He instructed the police officers to work on training modules for this purpose. Vij brought up the issue of eliminating any illegal drug trade in the state and directed police to keep a close eye on entry points to Haryana to check for any suspicious consignments.He was informed that 4,473 people have been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act this year. He was also told that a standard operating procedure (SOP) has been prepared and issued for coordination between the Haryana State Narcotics Control Bureau and the district police.

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