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NOVEL METHODS: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan inspecting the mobile museum set up by the police to create traffic awareness in the city on Wednesday. Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar
NOVEL METHODS: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan inspecting the mobile museum set up by the police to create traffic awareness in the city on Wednesday. Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar

Staff Reporter

Community policing to be introduced in all Corporations

Thiruvananthapuram: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said the community policing initiative introduced by the city police would be implemented in a phased manner in all Corporations and municipalities in the State.

Inaugurating the mobile stage show set up by the police to create traffic awareness primarily among students, Mr. Kodiyeri said road users should follow traffic rules and take sufficient precautions to avoid accidents.

The police had converted an old bus into a mobile platform to highlight traffic hazards.

The exhibition is designed to make people aware of the dangers of driving without seat belts, riding motorbikes without protective headgear, drunken driving, walking on the left side of carriage ways and other traffic violations.

Johnson. R. Edayaranmula, director of Alcohol and Drug Information Centre-India, was the consultant for the exhibition that was conceptualised by the former City Police Commissioner, Manoj Abraham.

The police also staged a street play to highlight the dangers of drunken driving, lack of awareness of traffic rules and under age driving. The street play was conceptualised by Assistant Commissioner E. Shihabudeen and directed by Karate Ani.

The Corporation had contributed Rs.2 lakh for organising the exhibition.

The mobile show would visit all schools in the city.

Inspector General of Police Arun Kumar Sinha, City Police Commissioner K. Padmakumar and Deputy Inspector General, Thiruvananthapuram Range, Nitin Agarwal were among those present.

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