Noida: District site visitors police to make use of Google Maps to handle site visitors congestion

Gautam Budh Nagar site visitors police stated they’ll use on-line site visitors monitoring software to maintain tabs on vehicular motion and ship personnel to decongest jams. Officers additionally issued two helpline numbers and urged individuals to share their complaints and suggestions to enhance town’s site visitors.

Ganesh Prasad Saha, deputy commissioner of police (site visitors), Gautam Budh Nagar, stated the division has arrange a assist desk and issued two helpline numbers – 7065100100 and 9971009001 – for individuals to report congestion, malfunctioning site visitors lights, or different issues. “The primary quantity is for calls in addition to WhatsApp messages whereas the second quantity is just for calls. The calls and messages will probably be swiftly addressed,” he stated.

He stated the division is taking a number of measures to enhance vehicular motion in Noida and Higher Noida. “We’ve got deliberate to make use of Google Maps to ease site visitors as it’s a handy method of navigating to a vacation spot. Site visitors personnel will monitor roads on Google Map. The maps share the site visitors state of affairs reside by way of inexperienced strains (the place motion is clean) and purple strains (the place motion is gradual). The officers will establish roads and stretches the place site visitors is gradual and rush site visitors personnel and marshals to handle the issues,” he stated.

He additional stated that automobiles discovered stranded on the street inflicting congestion will probably be towed. “If the site visitors is gradual on account of some other downside, the officers will take needed steps,” Saha added.

On Saturday, site visitors officers held a gathering with native residents by video convention and mentioned varied points to enhance the state of affairs.

KK Jain, normal secretary Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Affiliation (FONRWA) stated some site visitors indicators should not synchronised within the metropolis. “At current, the site visitors indicators have fastened timings. They need to be upgraded to dynamic signalling in order that they robotically change the timing as per site visitors strain,” he stated. Jain additionally demanded that roads and metro stations ought to be free from encroachment because it slows down site visitors.

There are over 500 personnel – 4 site visitors inspectors, seven sub-inspectors, 103 head constables and 395 constables – within the site visitors police division.

In 2019, the district site visitors police had issued 6,99,708 challans and picked up 14.76 crore in fines from violators. From January to September 24, 2020, the division has issued fines to three,39,775 violators.

The division issued 55,424 fines in January and 27,245 in February this 12 months. In March, 19,823 penalties and in April, 11,541 fines have been issued, because the nationwide lockdown was introduced in wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. From Might, the violations once more began growing. In Might, June, and July, 19,402, 56,434 and 60,180 fines have been issued. A complete of 48,488 challans have been issued in August and 41,238 challans until September 24.

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