50 personnel transferred from Armed Reserve force
CHENNAI: Driving may be smoother on city roads, going by the revamp in the Chennai City Traffic Police which has received 50 more personnel, transferred from the Armed Reserve force. They will ensure that autorickshaws do not occupy bus bays.
According to Joint Commissioner of Police Sunil Kumar, the police will intensify their surveillance on Anna Salai initially before spreading their network to other roads. The Armed Reserve personnel are undergoing an orientation programme at the Traffic Commissioner's Office. They are being briefed on their new beat by traffic inspectors and other senior officers.
On the issue of violations, Mr. Kumar said, cases were being booked against violators on the four-lane stretch on Anna Salai. This would be intensified and extended beyond Canara Bank up to Little Mount and will cover bicycles, three and two-wheelers, besides buses. The stretch between Tiru Vi Ka Road and Anna Road was being spared at present because it was too narrow.
Mr. Kumar said vacancies in police postings in the annexed areas of the city had also been filled.
Armed Reserve police personnel usually handle escort and guard duty and are entrusted with the task of transporting prisoners.