Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Govt sets up task force for safe traffic in City

Govt sets up task force for safe traffic in City
Vijay Times News

Bangalore: With the ever-growing number of vehicles on Bangalore City roads choking the traffic, the State Government has constituted a a high level task force to find ways and means of decongesting the roads and ensuring smooth flow of traffic within six months.

Addressing reporters after a review meeting with senior State Government officials besides ministers concerned on the issue, Chief Minister Dharam Singh said on Tuesday that the task force, to be headed by Principal Secretary (Home Department), would initially make suggestions on reducing the traffic problems by 25 per cent within the next two months and complete the task in six months.

Commissioner of Police, Bangalore, heads Development Authority, Bangalore City Corporation, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport and Director General of Police would be members of the task force. Singh said he would personally monitor the work of the task force by holding periodical meetings. Several suggestions had already been made for streamlining the traffic system in the city. He said the traffic police would be provided 200 motor cycles besides adequate manpower for effective regulation of the traffic.

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