Punjab govt re-designate ‘Traffic Wing’ of Punjab police; secy issues order
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ February 7,2024
Today, secretary, Punjab govt’s home department has issued an order of re-designation of Traffic Wing of the Punjab Police as ‘Traffic and Road Safety Wing’
As per available information the restructuring of Traffic Wing of Punjab Police has been done to ensure effective traffic management and enforcement. The Punjab Police Traffic Wing has been restructuring its approach to traffic management and enforcement in order to ensure effective traffic management and enforcement. This has included a series of changes in the way the wing operates, including the introduction of new technology, a focus on preventative measures, and increased collaboration with other departments.
Punjab govt re-designate ‘Traffic Wing’ of Punjab police; secy issues order. Keeping road safety in mind and to reduce the road fatalities by around 3000 annually, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on January 27, 2024 had flagged off 129 hi-tech vehicles of the country’s first of its kind ‘Sadak Surakhya Force’.
The Chief Minister had said that this is a step forward towards making Punjab the safest state in terms of road accidents. He said that the day is not far when this motive is achieved in the larger public interest for the well being of state and its people. Bhagwant Singh Mann also asked the staff of SSF to discharge their duties effectively and honestly to save the lives of people.
The Chief Minister said that this force has been launched as a plan for road safety for covering 5500 km of state and national highways. He opined that Punjab has witnessed a significant increase in traffic and road infrastructure over the past few decades. Bhagwant Singh Mann expressed concern that 65 percent of road fatalities take place on the national and state highways adding that most of these fatal accidents take place between 6:00 pm to 12:00 pm, when the presence of police on these roads is minimal.