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Enforcing law: A Blueline bus being challaned for a traffic violation at Moti Nagar in Delhi on Wednesday.
Enforcing law: A Blueline bus being challaned for a traffic violation at Moti Nagar in Delhi on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

To encourage public participation for better traffic management

NEW DELHI: To instil some discipline among the Capital’s motorists, Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Wednesday launched a “Special Traffic Wardens Scheme” under which people from all walks of life would be involved in traffic management on the roads. To begin with, 100 officers from the Air Force and the Navy have been enrolled under the scheme.

The scheme has been conceptualised to encourage public participation for better traffic management in the city that has seen an alarming increase in incidents of road rage and accidents involving Blueline buses in recent times. The traffic police have decided to involve defence officers, retired and serving senior government officials, members of organised sectors, institutions and organisations under the scheme. Those enrolled will be called “Special Traffic Wardens”.

Eighty officers from the Air Force and 20 from the Navy have been enrolled for the present as wardens.

Under the scheme, they will be issued identity cards and given booklets to note down details of traffic rule violations they notice. The wardens will be required to send those details to the Teen Murti Traffic Lines every week, on the basis of which the traffic police would initiate necessary legal action against the violators.

The wardens can also inform the Traffic Control Room (23378888) of any traffic-related problem such as faulty traffic signals, broken down vehicles lying on roads, encroachment or improper parking causing congestion. The traffic police will encourage the wardens to share ideas including road-engineering alterations, for smooth vehicular flow.

Transport Minister Haroon Yusuf and senior officers of the Delhi Government, the Air Force and the Navy attended the function.

Meanwhile, the traffic police continued with their drive against erring Bluelines on Wednesday, impounding 300 buses for various violations over the past two days.

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