Kanpur police launches ‘Selfie with Traffic’ to address jams

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016,16:53 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kanpur | To solve the problem of traffic jams at the city’s 14 busy intersections, Kanpur police today launched Selfie with Traffic campaign under which the police station incharge of these areas will have to ensure there is no jam during the peak hours. Under the initiative, for next 15 days, the Station House Officers (SHO) of the respective police stations, under which the 14 busy intersections fall, will have to upload selfies of traffic at the crossings on the helpline Facebook page of IG Kanpur Zone -’ek number bharose ka’.

We need smart policing on all busy crossings to tackle the problem traffic jams, said IG Kanpur Zone, Ashutosh Pandey. People can also upload selfies of traffic jams on the page along with time and place, following which action would be taken against the concerned SHO for failing to clear the traffic jam. Pandey had sought suggestions from the people on the helpline to solve the problem of traffic snarls.

Following which, 14 most busy crossings, prone to heavy traffic jams, were identified and the campaign was launched today, he said. Police station incharges of these areas will have to upload selfies about the traffic situation at the crossings, falling under their jurisdiction, between 10 AM and 11 AM, 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM and 6 PM and 8 PM. The officers will have to personally monitor the jam situation and make efforts to end it as soon as possible.

Strict action will be taken against any SHO if any negligence on part of any official is found, the IG said. Apart from this, Pandey has also asked the police inspectors to send him the selfies about the situation of traffic jam when the schools and colleges get over, so that students don’t have to suffer. He has asked the students to click a selfie if they witness heavy jam in any area so that proper action could be taken.

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