Promises transparency in all affairs of the police with the citizens
Thiruvananthapuram: The city police will take effective steps for reducing the response time and for ensuring ‘just and fast intervention’ for the citizens, City Police Commissioner Ravada A. Chandrasekhar has said.
Addressing the office-bearers of the residents’ associations of the capital at the SAP camp here on Saturday, the Commissioner said transparency would be ensured in all affairs of the police with the citizens. He urged the residents associations to extend help to the police authorities in this regard.
Mr. Chandrasekhar, who recently took over as City Police Commissioner, said the police would implement community related programmes with the active cooperation of residents associations functioning in the capital. Traffic police officials have been asked to attend the monthly meeting at the police stations.
The aim of the meeting will be to give better and efficient service to the citizens in the coming days. Night time patrolling will be intensified in the city. The Police Commissioner directed the Sub Inspectors and Circle Inspectors to seek the cooperation of residents associations for taking up joint patrolling of the residents and the police.
Replying to the demands from several residents’ associations that the Commissioner should take up the problems caused by potholes in the city to the road users, Mr. Chandrasekhar said he will personally take up the issue with Mayor C. Jayan Babu and the Corporation Secretary. He directed the police officials to ensure that warning signs were installed near the potholes.
The Commissioner said he would take the initiative to hold discussions with leaders of political parties to ensure that the demonstrations and marches along the M.G. Road do not affect the citizens. The police will try to mobilise local resources to take up works such as painting zebra crossings and stop lines.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Administration) P. Prabha, who was present at the meeting along with DCP (Law and Order) Harshita Attaluri, said the just police officials and their actions will be supported by the city police.
President of the Federation of Residents Association T.K. Bhaskara Panicker pointed out that 50 per cent of the streetlights are not working and that the several main road stretches are full of potholes. The issue of speeding of the KSRTC and private buses along the narrow roads was also raised.
The associations also demanded a people-friendly attitude while carrying out drive against motorists not wearing helmets