Basavaraj Bommai, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, announced Thursday that five additional traffic police stations will be sanctioned in the coming days.
“Five new traffic police stations (traffic blackspots) will be set up. Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS), technology will also be used. It will detect any traffic violations and put an end to harassment of vehicle riders, corruption, and other problems for riding public,” CM Bommai stated in addressing media personnel in Bengaluru.
He stated that the ITMS would also levy taxes, and include a provision for traffic coordination. He said, “The traffic synchronisation of traffic has been completed from Minerva Circle to the Town Hall.”
CM Bommai also stated that synchronisation has been underway in other locations as well.
“A traffic meeting was held today, December 8, in which instructions were issued for the synchronisation of 12 high-density corridors in order to ensure smooth traffic flow,” Bommai stated. He also said that directions were issued to streamline some junctions such as Goraguntepalya Silk Board and KR Puram.
He stated that “in the coming days apart from road construction, even traffic management would be improved.”
The Karnataka CM stated that a new traffic system was also in place. They have created the post as special commissioner for traffic and MA Salim, a traffic management expert, has been appointed to this position.
“Traffic management expert, PhD holder, M.A. Salim was appointed to the newly created position. Bommai stated that Salim has already made many improvements in traffic management.
CM Bommai’s media address included the presence of MLA Rizwan Arshad and Health and Medical Education Minister Sudhakar, as well as MLC T.A.Saravana and DG&IGP Praveen Saod and Pratap Reddy, Bengaluru City’s Police Commissioner.