The Commissionerate of Police of Twin City on Monday launched the service to disseminate traffic related information to commuters through FM radios.
The setup will provide real-time information on traffic density on different routes, obstructions, rallies and dharnas, diversions and blockades due to accidents while suggesting alternative routes to commuters.
All the four FM companies operating in the State have been extended support for relaying traffic information to commuters on the go through regular broadcasts on their channels.
Speaking on the occasion, Police Commissioner Dr RP Sharma said, “Primary objective of the system is to ensure that during peak hours, commuters do not land up at a junction which is already witnessing congestion.”
Data required for this purpose will be collated from the CCTV cameras installed at major junctions. Real-time traffic condition on roads will be monitored at the CCTV Control Room and passed on to the radio stations and announced on air for public utility.
The system would play a vital role in improving road safety situation, day-to-day policing and keeping logjams under control.
Besides, awareness programmes aimed at sensitising public, especially teenagers, on speed control, importance of using helmets, seat-belts and related safety preparedness while on the road will also be aired on the channels.
“To motivate public to take the path of safe driving and abide by traffic norms, we have scripted short jingles which will be put on air on a regular basis,” Director of Radio Choklate Tanaya Patnaik said.
Besides, telephone numbers of traffic police station, officials, voluntary organisations and emergency will be announced at frequent intervals.
Courtesy: The New India Express