The Corporation, Highways and Police should jointly remove obstructions on platforms, which could be made free for pedestrians.

It is good news that the city police are expanding their horizon. Officials should decongest traffic.

More public transports

They should earmark more number of public transports from different points so that the burgeoning volume of private vehicles hitting roads may be contained.

A retired police officer, N. Soundararajan, who had worked in the traffic wing in Madurai city police, suggested ideas on the ambitious expansion plan.

He said police personnel should be given training to handle traffic.

The Corporation, Highways and Police should jointly remove obstructions on platforms, which could be made free for pedestrians.

In the expanded area, accident-prone spots should be identified.

Every 500 metres, there should be a bus stop.

Separate lane for slow moving vehicles should be provided.

The new police stations and the residential localities/commercial establishments should be displayed in public interest.

For at least six months, NSS and other service volunteers should be involved in traffic management.

Traffic Assistance Scheme Badge should be displayed by these volunteers who would enable strangers/tourists to approach for help. Fly-over concept should be encouraged and violation of one-way traffic system should be strictly viewed.

More one-way traffic should be created.

Further, he said that the Madurai city police traffic strength had to be reviewed as the present one was sanctioned in 1984.

Today, there are two ACPs, six inspectors, 10 sub-inspectors, 196 head constables, 72 grade I policemen and 73 grade II policemen.

This is insufficient, Mr. Soundararajan said.

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