Traffic Management suggestions to Delhi Traffic Police

Commissioner of Police,


Sub: Suggestion for Improvement in Traffic Police.

Often we hear about different missions launched by Traffic Police (TP) sometimes it is against red light jumping, buses not keeping proper lane, parking in no parking zone etc. Recently there is s news that TP would be available on road till 0130 hours in morning. But in my view the only message these expeditions give to public is ‘obey rules if you see a policemen’. Though TP may say that they are increasing awareness among public to follow the rules, but the practical aspect is the message to follow the rules only in the presence of policemen is going deeper in the minds of large section of public.

It is impossible for TP to be present on all the crossing at all the time. And in this technologically advance era this is not required as well. Suppose if the all inclusive, monthly cost of any constable, including all direct & indirect expenses, is Rs. 50,000/-, and if you are posting 2 constable on any place means you are spending Rs.1,00,000/- per month. At many such places this job can be done by cameras at much cheaper price and with much more efficiency and without any corruption.

I give you 2 sample examples where there is absolutely no need of any policemen to be present.

(A) You post 2 men at the starting point of RTR flyover (NH-8) side, just to check that vehicles maintain the lane. Despite 2 policemen being present many vehicles break the lane.

(B) In front of Laxman Public school (IIT- Outer Ring Road) 2 policemen are deputed just to drive away the auto rickshaws standing on road. Despite that croed is always there.

Practically even after spending Rs.2 lakhs a month on these 2 points, there is no tangible benefit? If you fix cameras and start issuing challans to errant drivers the ‘cost’ would convert into ‘income’, and there would be completely no need for any policeman there.

People jumping red light during night, buses stoping in the mid of road, autos making group on crossing & T point, parking on road – in fact all these can efficiently be handled by electronic surveillance and bring much respite from traffic snarl. There are hundreds of such points in capital where day & night surveillance is required and which is only possible by cameras only.

Covering more & more locations with cameras would fetch following immediate benefits:
(i) Efficient round the clock surveillance,
(ii) Ease of issuing challans by back end office round the
clock (no bar of office hours – even outsourcing is also possible)
(iii) Save thousands of policemen from standing in scorching heat, pollution & rain,
(iv) Better compliance by people,
(v) No corruption,
(vi) Cost saving,
(vii) Improved earnings,
(viii) Saved man power can be deployed for other trouble shooting jobs related with traffic jams

I request that a committee be formed to quickly launch & implement this project across the capital to bring savings & efficiency in actions of traffic police.

Citizen’s Reporter


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  • S K Goyal says:

    I need your help to get footpaths free from encroachment by Govt agencies I have a plethora of correspondence but non of Govt department is responding. Probably a court order is required.

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  • prem anand says:

    Commissioner of Traffic Police Delhi

    my suggestion is to all three wheeler Drivers should drive there Vehicle in the bus lane not allow to drive on all the lane.
    because its obstruct the all vehicle and create the lot of problems if they do so it avoid the accidents also and traffic will move smoothly.

    suggestion number 2 :-

    please make lane mark on the roads to take right turn before 100-50 meter to avoid major accident because some bus drivers are drive dangerously its may cause major causalities.

    thanking you

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  • Jitendra Jain says:

    Re: Poor Traffic position at Darya Ganj crossing, New Delhi-2

    There is worst traffic management on Red light Crossing. Jam, Chows by two/ three wheeler and Riksaw pullers, Red light jumping is common here.

    Suggestion : Stop red light signals and start U turn system to easy flow of traffic.

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  • Kamini minocha says:

    I have a suggestion. Traffic should move in three lines one should make the fourth line.initially we should not classify the vehicle type.
    Slowly we will learn from the benefits. I have many more suggestions. Our roads should be peaceful. We should get rid of people who honk unnecessarily and make driving hell for seniors and differently able people

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  • Kishan rathi says:

    Sir, namaskar first at all get challan on DTC without busstand parking of buses on main midel of road they drop and take the passenger, overtaking the buses very speedly. if there are some bussy routs your owener requested to please make the one way traffic on some routs if you fees nessecery I can segges you on some of delhi rootswhich can be one way in one side in marning and from otherside in evening in peak hours give our police men free bus passes for them DTC

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