12 squares developed as model traffic junctions

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, June 04: Durg District Police is gearing up to achieve the status of Model District Police in the state. The traffic wing of Durg Police is also making contributions for achieving this status. Special attention is being paid towards Traffic Engineering and Awareness issues. At the same time, action is being taken against the violators to create a deterring effect. In the latest development, Traffic Police has chosen 12 squares and six market places for providing model and expected facilities and arrangements. These squares will be developed as safe traffic junctions. Checking and Chhalan drives will not be conducted at these squares.
Addressing media persons here on Tuesday, Superintendent of Police Prakhar Pandey informed that ASP (Traffic) Balram Hirwani and DSP (Traffic) Gurjeet Singh are working on this project. These projects will be completed soon and commuters will experience a positive change.
The traffic squares selected for the purpose are Patel Square, Rajendra Prasad Square, Malviya Nagar Square, Y-Shape Over Bridge, Maharaja Square, Krishna Talkies Triangle, Surya Mall Square, Supela Square, Chandra-Mourya Square, Khursipar Square, Sirsa Gate and Kumhari Square. SP Prakhar Pandey stated that road marking, zebra crossing painting, island painting, road divider painting etc are some of the tasks which are to be conducted regularly as the paint fades away very soon. At these squares, efforts will be made to ensure that these tasks are done regularly. Besides this, lighting arrangements (street lights and high mask lights); traffic signal up-gradation, cat eye installation, road sign boards, sound / public announcement systems; emergency number display; CCTV cameras, Post for traffic staff; electronic display boards, banner / poster / pamphlet distribution; awareness drives; etc will be available at these junctions. Traffic Cops are being specially trained for deployment at these junctions.
Six markets have been identified for developing as “Accessible and Safe Markets: these are Indira Market Durg, Bus Stand Durg, Civic Centre Bhilai; Akash Ganga Market; Jawahar Market Power House; and Old Bhilai Bazar. At these market places, traffic police are going to remove all the traffic hurdles including illegal constructions; the parking places will be upgraded; road marking will be done for vehicle parking on roadsides; lighting arrangement at parking spots; road sign boards installation; CCTV cameras, etc. Smart Staff will be deployed at these markets. Awareness campaigns will be regularly conducted at the parking areas of these markets.

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