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Team inspects severalroad junctions in Salem

Looking for solutions:Police Commissioner K.C. Mahali (left) along with team members from Institute of Road Traffic Education inspecting traffic movement in Salem on Friday. -PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM
Looking for solutions:Police Commissioner K.C. Mahali (left) along with team members from Institute of Road Traffic Education inspecting traffic movement in Salem on Friday. -PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM

A high level six-member team from Institute of Road Traffic Education, (IRTE), New Delhi, led by its President Dr. Rohit Baluja has carried out a detailed study and research on road pattern in Salem City, one of 25 cities in India selected by the Institute for extensive research on the same, here on Friday.

City Police Commissioner K. C. Mahali and senior officers took the team members to various important traffic junctions in the city.

The Police Commissioner, armed with road maps, explained to them the problems the City Traffic Police is facing due to congested and small roads against the manifold increase in the volume of vehicles in recent times.

The team inspected various road junctions and studied the concentrated volume of traffic.

They also held a detailed discussion on how to manage the traffic with available resources and the important changes the system needed to undergo for better traffic management.

The team visited various points on the National Highways that encompass the city and collected details of road accidents and patterns.

Team members

Besides Dr. Baluja, also Director, College of Traffic Management, Haryana, the team included Amandeep Bedi, Head for Centre for Analysis and Research in Road Safety; Manoj Bisht, Head, Media Centre, IRTE; Akash Sharma, Transport Engineer; Shyam Sundar, Road Safety Supervisor and Kannan, Officer, all from IRTE.

The team would conduct further studies to prevent road accidents and suggest preventive measures with Salem city as specific example.

A five-day programme to impart training to police, traffic police, road authorities, truck drivers and owners will be conducted at Hotel Windsor Castle from February 1 to 5 in association with City Police and Lorry Owners Association of Salem City.

Nearly 120 truck drivers also would participate in the programme in which they would be trained on safety issues.

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