3 traffic constables suspended, 47 moved for dereliction of duty

  • | Thursday | 28th September, 2023

Pune: Three traffic police personnel were suspended on Thursday by deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Vijay Magar for staying away from their assigned spot of duty during the ongoing Ganeshotsav.Besides the three personnel, 47 constables have been moved to the traffic control room, while 23 others were fined Rs 2,000 each for similar offence. Magar, during an assessment of traffic police deployment in the city on Monday and Tuesday, found that these policemen were away from their assigned spot and some of them were even absent without informing their superiors.Magar, while talking to TOI, said, The city roads are crowded due to the Ganapati festival. These constables were assigned spots to manage traffic and pedestrians who would be visiting old parts of the city for offering prayers at different pandals. We understand that the personnel can have problems, but they should inform their seniors before leaving their spots. He added, We imposed fines on those constables who gave unsatisfactory answers during the inquiry. Three were suspended after they did not report to duty and went somewhere else. The constables are required to remain present for the bandobast duty on Thursday to avoid manpower shortage during the immersion of idols.Meanwhile, due to the ongoing rains, the city police has ordered its personnel to keep their raincoats handy for the immersion day.We also published the following articles recently4,200 cops to be deployed on traffic dutyThe state police in Patna, India, has prepared a special plan to deploy 4,200 additional traffic police personnel in the remaining 28 districts. The deployment will include young police personnel selected specifically for traffic duty. The maximum age limit for different ranks within the traffic police has been set. The tenure of the personnel in traffic police will be three years, with the possibility of changes in responsibility and posting during that period. About one third of the traffic police personnel will be women, in accordance with the state governments reservation policy.Traffic diverted today for idol immersionTraffic diversions will be in place in Lucknow for the immersion of Lord Ganesh idols. The diversions will start at 7am and will affect several areas of the city. Vehicles will be diverted towards alternative routes, such as Chiraiya Jheel and Nishatganj/Daliganj bridge. Traffic from Hazratganj to Parivartan Chowk will also be redirected. The aim of these diversions is to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic during the immersion process.Mumbai Police to deploy more than 19,000 personnel for immersion of Ganesh idols on Anant ChaturdashiMumbai Police will deploy over 19,000 personnel, including officers, to ensure security during the upcoming idol immersion processions on September 28. Similar security arrangements will be in place for Eid-e-Milad, with various Muslim organizations agreeing to postpone their processions to coincide with the events. Traffic Police will manage traffic flow during the processions, and CCTV cameras and plainclothes policemen will monitor the crowds. Separate control rooms will be established to oversee the processions and respond to any emergencies.

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