The construction of a multi-facility oriented Traffic Education Centre of the Chennai City Traffic Police will start soon.

The planning clearance has already been given for the centre to be located on around 0.75 acre adjacent to the upcoming building of the Commissioner of Police on Poonamallee High Road.

This is part of the World Bank-aided Tamil Nadu Urban Development Programme (TNUDP) III, which is being implemented by the State government with a view to improving urban services.

Officials of the World Bank are visiting the city next week to conduct a review of project. “The centre will have modern facilities for imparting traffic education,” said M. Ravi, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic).

It will be very useful for training traffic police personnel, he added. “We will also target students, MTC drivers and auto drivers for traffic education,” said Mr.Ravi.

An official of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, the monitoring agency for the project, said the centre is expected to play a key role in reducing accidents. It would also ensure easy flow of traffic.

The review by would cover other components of the project on improvement in the traffic and transportation sector within Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA).

This review includes strengthening and widening of five roads in the CMA by the Highways Department. The roads are Taramani Link Road, Koladi Road, Ariyalur-Vilangadupakkam, Madharvedu Road and Minjur-Kattur-Thirupalaivanam Road.

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