Vadodara have a lot of traffic junctions. But the strength of the Traffic police department is very less- about 600 personnel were required. They only had a strength of about 200….
The only way out was to get into a PPP(Public –private participation ).Rakhesh Asthaana, the then Commissioner of police department, took initiative and invite NGOs and other orgnasations and decided to build the Vadodara traffic bridge.Thus,Vadodara Traffic Education Trust was formed in October 2008.
Mission:To build a force to regulate traffic by awareness of traffic rules.To handle traffic junctions by a trained force.To build a strong traffic engineering in association with the Vadodara City police and people of Vadodara
Steps Taken: Under the leadership of Shri B K Shreemali, the then DCP of south, steps to recruit and train volunteers was executed.900 volunteers responded to the advertisement. The recruitment process was so systematic that it is now being adopted by Gujarat police.250 boys were trained in 40 days.
Special training was given to prevent bribery and increase motivation.CCTV cameras were installed to increase efficiency.
EFFECTS ANDACHIEVEMENTSThe traffic congestion problemhas been controlled.Now, there is a closerelationship between the peopleand the traffic police.
Personal Note:A Great plan that has been successfully implemented.Needs to be constantly upgraded.