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Traffic News Update

Vineet Kumar Goyal, IPS,
Commissioner of Police, Kolkata

Kolkata is a metropolis with a very limited road space and one of the highest vehicle density ratios. Understandably, without cooperation from all stakeholders including the public at large, it is not possible for Traffic Police alone to manage the city traffic smoothly.

Therefore, on joining as the new Commissioner of Police of this historic city, I appeal to the public and solicit your unflinching cooperation to religiously follow traffic rules to help us manage traffic smoothly in the City of Joy. This will go a long way in achieving our objectives of increasing the speed of vehicles, reducing accidents and controlling vehicular pollutions in the city.

Rupesh Kumar, IPS,
Jt. Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Kolkata

Traffic management in the “City of Joy” is a formidable task which is growing more and more challenging by each passing day due to phenomenal rise in vehicular density as well as inflating population. In our endeavour to make this city a faster yet safer and friendlier one, we have constantly embraced structural and functional changes so as to accomplish an envied Traffic management system.

Since launch of Safe Drive Save Life programme the number of road accidents has reduced significantly and Kolkata has witnessed sea change in behavioural pattern among motorist. Hence, all are requested to extend unstinted support and encouragement by adhering to traffic rules and regulations so as to improve flow of traffic and ensure safety.

Yeilwad Shrikant Jagannathrao, IPS,
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Kolkata

Traffic Management has emerged as one of the most challenging aspects of Metro Policing, and among all Metros, Kolkata offers its own unique challenges. Limited road space, huge volume of traffic, slow-moving vehicles and the sea of humanity make traffic management a daunting task.

Balancing of twin principles of speed and safety requires a high degree of skill and motivation. The spurt in growth that Kolkata is witnessing has added a new dimension to the scenario. We are aware of the challenge and responsibilities and the endeavour would be to provide an excellent traffic system in which the people of Kolkata can take pride.