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Punjab Police constitutes new traffic advisory committee to bolster public outreach

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 24, 2024 06:53 PM

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to strengthen public engagement and improve traffic management across the state as per the vision of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Police have constituted a new state-level Traffic Advisory Committee at the Punjab Police Headquarters. The committee was formed on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav.

The committee, chaired by Additional Director General of Police (Traffic and Road Safety) AS Rai brings together representatives from community-based organizations (CBOs) and individuals from different districts across Punjab. At least 14 NGO/CBO’s members from various districts participated in the inaugural meeting and shared their valuable insights and suggestions.

ADGP AS Rai said that the primary objective of this committee is to enhance public outreach and foster a collaborative approach to traffic management and enforcement. “By actively involving CBOs and individuals with diverse perspectives, we aim to create a more effective and sustainable traffic ecosystem in Punjab, ” he said.

Following the meeting, the committee members were facilitated with a visit to the Punjab Road Safety and Traffic Research Centre, where they gained firsthand knowledge of the state's latest traffic management initiatives and technologies.

Meanwhile, this newly formed committee marks a significant step forward in the Punjab Police's commitment to community-oriented policing. By partnering with stakeholders on the ground, the committee will play a crucial role in promoting traffic safety awareness, encouraging responsible driving behavior, and addressing local traffic concerns.

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