Borase Bhushan Gulabrao, Superintendent of Police, Mandya, has initiated steps to improve traffic across the district.
Mr. Gulabrao on Tuesday told The Hindu that he has been exploring the possibilities to improving the traffic situation in the district by way of introducing one-way traffic system and seeking assistance from the local bodies to improve the condition of roads.
“We have decided to erect barricades at a cost of Rs. 2.6 lakh at Mahaveer Circle, S.D. Jayaram Circle and Factory Circle to prevent illegal parking of buses and private vehicles. And, we have also decided to deploy additional policemen at major places on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway to track the movement of vehicles and bring an end to traffic congestion,” Mr. Borase Bhushan Gulabrao told The Hindu .
He said the traffic flow would be improved at these circles after erecting barricades.
The official also said that soon the department will hold a meeting with the KSRTC officials, private bus operators and officials from various departments and discuss ways to improve the traffic system in the district.
The Police Department has already conducted a survey for introducing one-way in K.R. Pet. Also, the department has decided to introduce one-way traffic system on a few busy roads and streets in the city, the official said.
The public and all stakeholders would have to be engaged in the traffic management programmes, Mr. Gulabrao said.
Stressing on the need to develop infrastructure resources like road and drains, Mr. Gulabrao said that the department would request the agencies concerned, including the Mandya City Municipal Council, to repair damaged roads, fill potholes and put an end to the traffic congestions.
The vehicular movements would be improved by filling potholes and removing silt from drains, he added.
The department would install traffic advisory boards on all major roads and highways in the district.
Earlier, Mr. Gulabrao told The Hindu that the police have arrested four notorious chain snatchers from Mysore recently.
The arrested persons have been identified as N. Harish (26) of Ramakrishna Nagar, S. Vinay alias Chocolate (24) of Rajendra Nagar, R. Shashidhar alias Hallu alias Naraimha (28) of Hebbal end Stage and S. Prakash alias Belli (24) from Tilak Nagar.
The police have recovered Rs. 17 lakh worth gold ornaments and two motorcycles from them. Mr. Gulabrao appreciated Mandya Station Inspector B.M. Srinivas, Mandya East Station Sub-Inspector Siddaraju and their staff for cracking the cases. Additional SP Rajanna,
Deputy Superintendent of Police V.J. Shobharani was among those present on the occasion.