Stickers distributed among 200 drivers in Tiruchi Fort police limits
The Fort police have put in place a mechanism to forge healthy relationship with autorickshaw drivers plying in their jurisdiction and widen their information network.
Details of autorickshaws and its drivers had been collected, including name and mobile number of the drivers, driving licence number, and registration certificate book number besides registration number and chassis number of the vehicles upon obtaining applications from them.
Stickers had been provided to 200 autorickshaws plying in various places falling within the Fort range for easier identification and to distinguish them from autorickshaws coming from different places, say the police.
Stating that the new initiative had been launched on a pilot basis, a police officer said the overall objective was to maintain good liaison with the autorickshaw drivers. Periodic meetings are proposed to be conducted with the autorickshaw drivers to ascertain their grievances, he said.
As autorickshaw drivers are around the nook and corner, any information given by them to the police regarding suspects, movement of unknown persons and some developments would be crucial inputs for the law enforcers to attend to them immediately, the officer added.
The initiative was akin to the ‘Friends of Police’ concept where citizens involve themselves with the police while carrying out night rounds. Further improvements would be made to the initiative based on feedback, the officer said.