City police recognise their voluntary service

Voluntary service of the Tamil Nadu Police Traffic Wardens Organisation who help the police to regulate vehicular movement at important junctions was acknowledged by the city police. Four traffic wardens were honoured with the Best Warden Awards here on Thursday.

Giving away the awards, the Madurai city Commissioner of Police, Sanjay Mathur, urged service-minded youth to join the organisation to lend a helping hand to the city police in managing vehicular traffic. Stating that it was a great challenge for the 200-odd traffic policemen and officers to regulate peak hour road traffic in a city with around 16 lakh population, he said the services of volunteers would go a long way in improving traffic management.

He regretted that the strength of the organisation, which was 50 during its inception in 1987, had gone down to 33 at present. The sanctioned strength for the city police is 200 wardens.

Mr. Mathur said that the organisation could also come up with technical solutions for improving road traffic in the city. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) R. Thirunavukkarasu asked the organisation to identify the right service-minded youth for the task of traffic regulation.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) K. Ferozekhan Abdullah lauded the unique achievement of the traffic wardens organisation in the city and said that they had participated in the Republic Day parade for the 19 consecutive years.

Deputy General Manager, State Bank of India, Sundar Rajan, and Chief Traffic Warden, G.R. Balakrishnan, took part.

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