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Staff Reporter

For improvement of traffic condition in city

TIRUCHI: The Commissioner of Police, Shankar Jiwal, on Monday called upon traffic wardens to offer suggestions and views on how to improve traffic conditions in the city.

Distributing commendation certificates to 30 traffic wardens at the 11th anniversary celebrations of the Tamil Nadu Police Traffic Warden, here, the Commissioner said suggestions had already been sought in this regard from the traffic police personnel.

Mr. Shankar Jiwal said his perception was that there had not been a perceptible improvement in traffic in the city in the last six months.

Inviting feedback from the public, he said only then can the efficacy of the measures taken so far could be gauged.

Much more efforts and hard work were needed, he observed adding that suggestions that the traffic wardens offer would be incorporated in the traffic management system.

There were also plans to conduct competitions on road safety among students, once the schools reopened in order to bring about awareness among them.

Efforts should also be taken to include more students in the road safety patrol unit, he said.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), A. Kaliyamoorthy appreciated the voluntary efforts taken by the wardens in regulating traffic.

Augustin Alby, Deputy Chief Traffic Warden, Tamil Nadu Police Traffic Warden, Tiruchi division, presented the annual report, while R. Manoharan Chief Traffic Warden, welcomed.

The Additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic in-charge), S. Manickavasagam, and traffic wardens participated in the celebrations.

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