Sunday, June 26, 2005

Traffic problems dominate police-public meeting

Traffic problems dominate police-public meeting

The Hindu

BANGALORE: The police will henceforth not make people run from one station to another to file a complaint. The officer concerned will take the complaint himself and forward it to the jurisdictional police station, said the city Police Commissioner, Ajai Kumar Singh, on Saturday.

He was responding to some of the issues and problems raised at a meeting with residents' associations.

"We will certainly try to stop this. Whenever you go with a complaint the police officer concerned will receive it and react to it," Dr. Singh said.

There was an overwhelming response to the meeting with members of nearly 150 residents' associations attending it. Several senior police officers also attended the meeting.

The meeting, which lasted for nearly three hours, focused more on traffic problems. One resident said pedestrian and bus commuters' interests should be taken into account while announcing one-way rules.

"If any one-way is found not serving pedestrians the decision should be reversed," he said. There were several complaints, including absence of zebra crossings, rash driving, encroachment of pavements and haphazard parking.

On traffic issues, Dr. Singh said the local traffic management committees, which will be formed shortly, will try to solve the problems.

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